|The Revolt in Cairo, detail by Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson|
"To name an object is to take three-quarters from the enjoyment of the poem, which consists in the happiness of guessing little by little; to suggest, that is the dream."
This quote is taken from Chapter 10 of Leo Tolstoy's book, "What is Art?" wherein he bluntly critiques such French poetics of romantic obscurity. I highly recommend everyone read this book.
For some thoughts on art and money on related subjects read my article!