Baudelaire's Response To Manet

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Baudelaire’s response to Manet complaining about people insulting his work made me laugh specifically, “Have you more genius than Chateaubriand and Wagner? And did people make fun of them? They did not die of it.” Baudelaire is essentially telling him to suck it up and that what critics are saying are not that bad and even trueful. Although Manet’s painting of Olympia still has controversy surrounding it today, the painting is still being talked about more than hundred years after the fact, which is what artist dream about. Controversial art is good art, to an extent, because it brings up issues and start conversations. Also the irony of the controversy, is seemingly used to being praised for his work, Manet did not realize his intentions
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