Les Fleurs du Mal, the most famous work of the poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), was published in 1857. Many of the themes of his poems are similar to those of his contemporary, the painter Gustave Doré: modern life, cities and crowds, good and evil. They are brought to life by the vivid woodcut illustrations made by artist Émile Bernard (1868-1941) for a fine edition published in 1916.

Exhibition

Les fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire, illustrations by Emile Bernard
Monday, May 26, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014

Location

National Gallery of Canada
Library and Archives
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Canada