Trivium Art HistoryFlorine Stettheimer

Crystal Flowers: Poems and a LibrettoSad poems from a strange artist

A strange little collection of parlour poems by the shy painter Florine Stettheimer. Florine made extrordinary dreamlike paintings, though rarely showed them — similarly, she never published her poems, and it was only after her death that Ettie Stettheimer, her sister, compiled and published this slim volume. The poems range from childlike to obtuse, and occasionally, like We Flirted, very sad.

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Florine Stettheimer
Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot