c’est voir voir ecrire
is seeing seeing writing
brilliant integration of picture and verse by
Britain's foremost Baudelairean scholar.’
c’est voir/Reading is seeing is
a marvellous contemporary example of the dialogue
between painting and poetry.
The images are wonderfully constructed
and the poetry, in both French and English, is
a delight. The two together magically combine to give a special insight
into the mind of the artist and the writer.
Kelley (1941-1999) taught art history at Warwick
at Trinity College, Cambridge where he
was a Fellow in French Literature.
He has written extensively on French poetry
and, in 1994, was made an Officer des Arts et
des Lettres for his services to French culture.