Eugene Delacroix Quotes (25 quotes)
Introduction (p. xxiv) - Journal (1822 - 1824 and 1847 - 1863)
“I believe it safe to say that all progress must lead, not to further progress, but finally to the negation of progress, a return to the point of departure.”
1849-04-23 (p. 97) - Journal (1822 - 1824 and 1847 - 1863)
“Perfect beauty implies perfect simplicity, a quality that at first sight does not arouse the emotions which we feel before gigantic works, objects whose very disproportion constitutes an element of beauty.”
1854-09-07 (p. 252) - Journal (1822 - 1824 and 1847 - 1863)
“He is the least mannered and consequently the most varied of artists. Mannered talents have but one bias, one usage only. They are more apt to follow the impulse of the hand than to control it. Those that are less mannered must be more varied, for they continually respond to genuine emotion.”
1857-01-05 (p. 326) - Journal (1822 - 1824 and 1847 - 1863)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEugene Delacroix
Born: April 26, 1798
Died: August 13, 1863 (aged 65)
Bio: Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement.