Antiques Magazine – When Charles Baudelaire spoke of les paradis artificiels he was referring to an internal bliss brought on by opium and hashish. But this notion of an artificial paradise could apply with equal justice to many other and external products of the human mind, from an opera to an opera house, a painting or a poem. And that phrase may point to the best way to approach the strange art on view in the Guggenheim’s Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris, 1892–1897.  – read more 

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