David Schorr: Illustrations to Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal

Tuesday September 4, 2001 - Friday October 12, 2001

This exhibition presented seventeen intaglio prints created by David Schorr, Professor of Art at Wesleyan, to illustrate a new translation of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Norman R. Shapiro, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Wesleyan. Employing a mixture of intaglio techniques including etching, engraving, mezzotint, aquatint, drypoint, and Dremel, the artist printed these works at Wesleyan in editions of 25. The folio-size letterpress version of the poems, recently acquired by Special Collections & Archives at Olin Library, was shown.