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A Pallady-based reading of Poe.

And her eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming," "Her pallor I strangely mistrust," "Our memories they were treacherous and sere," "Oh, the bells, bells, bells," "The leaves they were crisped and sere" are motifs that stand out in bold relief when considering Theodor Pallady's painting. The Poesque idiom describes at least part of Baudelaire's poetry too, the French poet actually being the go-between in all this affair involving, besides the Romanian painter, such French artists as his teachers Edmond Aman-Jean and Gustave Moreau, and his friends: Henri Matisse, Andre Marquet and Georges Roualt. The collage bellow, under these circumstances, may well be entitled Toujours du Poe, in a paraphrase of Pallady's own Toujours du Baudelaire.

And her eyes have all the seeming of a demons that is dreaming (The Raven;

Her pallor I strangely mistrust. (Ulalume)

Our memories they were treacherous and sere. (Ulalume)

The leaves they were crisped and sere. (Ulalume)

Oh, the bells, bells, bells! (The Bells)

References

Aman-Jean E (1893) Belle Venice, la reine des mers. Paris: Musee d'Orsay.

Marquet A (n.d.) Les deux amies. Private collection.

Matisse H (1923) Odalisque with arms raised. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art.

Moreau G (1890) Delilah. Paris: Musee Gustave Moreau.

Nanu A (1962) Theodor Pallady. Bucuresti: Meridiane.

Pallady T (1928) Cafe du Dome. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Casa de la Bucium. Craiova: Art Museum.

Pallady T (n.d.) Case langa Iasi. Weinberg Collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Cismeaua de pe strada Spatarului. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Debarcader pe Sena, dinspre Belleville. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Femeie in negru. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Femeie pe ganduri. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Flori de mac. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Flori galbene si albastre. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Fumatoarea de opiu. Private collection

Pallady T (n.d.) Halatul portocaliu. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Interior din atelierul din Place Dauphine. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Intimitate. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura moarta cu lalele, evantai si masca rosie. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu bujori, ceas. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu crizanteme galbene. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu matisori. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu margaritar. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu narcise si oglinda. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu trandafiri si mere. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Nud in fotoliu verde. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Nud in fotoliu. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Odalisca. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Alee. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Biserica Silvestru. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Capi]e de fan. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Col] de pe malul Senei. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Flori de mac. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Flori galbene. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Flori rosii. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Nalba. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura moarta. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura moarta cu flori. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura moarta cu flori rosii. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu bujori si ceas. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Natura statica cu scoica si fluturi. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Nu a la lecture. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Nud cu chitara. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Nud in fotoliu (Rigo Dias). Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Nud la fereastra. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Peisaj cu lac. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Peisaj de iarna. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Peisaj din Fran]a. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Pod peste Sena. Craiova: Art Museum

Pallady T (n.d.) Strada Munteanu. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Strada Slatineanu. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Studiu pentru nostalgie. Private collection.

Pallady T (n.d.) Toujours du Baudelaire. Private collection.

Roualt G (n.d.) Nu incline. Paris: Fondation Georges Roualt.

Cristian Statescu

Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine

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