The Evil Flowers (1900) By Carlos Schwabe

These are illustrations for the book “Les Fleurs du Mal”, or in English “The Flowers of Evil”. It contains poems by Charles Baudelaire.

I was able to find a translated copy of Baudlaire’s works. “Poems of Baudelaire” by Roy Campbell – Free to read online and download.

The Blessing

The Evil Flowers - Blessing (1900) By Carlos Schwabe
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The Barrel

The Evil Flowers - Barrel (1900) By Carlos Schwabe
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Anthem

The Evil Flowers - Anthem (1900) By Carlos Schwabe
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Deadly

The Evil Flowers - Deadly (1900) By Carlos Schwabe
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Revolt

The Evil Flowers- Revolt (1900) By Carlos Schwabe
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Obese Man (18th Century) By John Hamilton Mortimer

“A grossly obese man supporting his stomach in a wheelbarrow, a young fop looks on.” – Description.

Some days I wake up and feel like I need a wheelbarrow for my fat. #relatable

Obese Man (18th Century) By John Hamilton Mortimer

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Marcus Regulus (1560) By Guilio Romano

Marcus Atilius Regulus being placed in a barrel lined with iron spikes. Soldiers are fitting more nails on the barrel and closing the lid. Marcus was a Roman statesman and general, around 250 BC.

He did not fulfill his promises to the people.

Marcus Regulus (1560) By Guilio Romano

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Fiery Furnace (1494) By Master of the Lubeck Bible

It depicts a story in chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel. Three Hebrew men are thrown into a fiery furnace. However, they not only walk out unscathed – they are accompanied by Jesus! Read more about this on Wikipedia.

Is it me or do the ‘flames’ look like red snakes?šŸ

Fiery Furnace (1494) By Master of the Lubeck Bible

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Ornamental Skull (16th Century) By Hans Wecht

This is a decorative skull with a lovely frame. At the bottom of the image is the text “Mundanae foelicitatis glia”, which is Latin. It translates as “Worldly happiness glia”.

Ornamental Skull (16th Century) By Hans Wecht

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Pharaoh’s Firstborn (1872) By Lawarence Alma-Tadema

Death of the Pharaoh’s Firstborn Son.

And it came to pass, that at midnight theĀ LordĀ smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle

Exodus 12:29
Pharaoh's Firstborn (1872) By Lawarence Alma-Tadema

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