baudelaires colour

Charles Baudelaire wrote his well-known sonnet Correspondences: "Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent", a poem in which he stresses the relations of the different sensorial perceptions. In his exploration of spiritual space and depth, Baudelaire was intrigued by the intermingling of the senses, when he wrote:

"What would be truly surprising would be to find that sound could not suggest colour, that colours could not evoke the idea of a melody, and that sound and colour were unsuitable for the translation of ideas, seeing that things have always found their expression through a system of reciprocal analogy."

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