by The Chocolate Dictionary

Vigée-Lebrun’s ‘Self Portrait with Hat’. (image from: Wikipedia)

The aesthetic informing art, music, design and poetry. The chocolate imperative can be seen in paintings such Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat by Elizabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, the beautiful, articulate, and talented painter at the court of Marie-Antoinette – those rustic flowers, that dashing ostrich feather, that milky décolletage! In design it can be seen in the celebratory motifs of the Rococo – those abundant curves, those fanciful shells and exuberant fronds! In music it can be heard in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker – the charm of those ancient folk dances! And in poetry it can be found in Keats’ odes – those pastoral idylls, that lyricism, that nightingale!

The exuberance of the Rococo style. (image from:}