THE CHOCOLATE IMPERATIVE
by The Chocolate Dictionary
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 those exuberant fronds! In music it can be heard in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker – the charms and colours of those ancient folk dances! And in poetry it can be found in Keats’ odes – those pastoral idylls, that lyricism, that nightingale!