Description Portrait sketch of the great French Symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud in 1875 (entitled 'La tronche Machin'), used on the cover of a 1964 paperback edition of Rimbaud's poetic works. This image is a detail from the book cover. The artist is Ernest Delahaye. The book designer is unknown / unattributed. Rimbaud's best-known work is Une Saison en Enfer ('A Season in Hell'), about his relationship with Paul Verlaine. Rimbaud's belief that artistic power could be attained through 'long, intimidating, immense and rational derangement of all the senses' and a devotion to decadence has been highly influential on modern art, literature, and music.
Arcanium Antiques, In the past Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement Arcanium Antiques offers vintage and retro images by a variety of artists. These portals to the past -- strange, funny, and beautiful -- have been lovingly culled from our extensive collections of paper ephemera and intriguing objects. In many cases, the originals are also for sale; please contact us if you are interested.