Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix

1798 - 1863

French Romanticism Painter

Stylistically influenced by the following painters -Rococo, High Renaissance, Paolo Veronese, Peter Paul Rubens, Michelangelo, John Constable

Cause of Death -  Tuberculosis

  Eugène Delacroix Quotations About Art and Life

 "I confess that I have worked logically, I, who have no love for logical painting. I see now that my turbulent mind needs activity, that it must break out and try a hundred different ways before reaching the goal towards which I am always straining. There is an old leaven working in me, some black depth that must be appeased." - Delacroix's journal, 7 May 1824

"If chance had made the universe, what would conscience, remorse, and devotion signify?" Eugène Delacroix's journal, October 1822

"There are men of virtue as there are men of genius; the one group and the other are inspired and favored by God. " -- Eugène Delacroix's journal, October 1822

Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life." -- Eugène Delacroix Quote

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. -- Eugène Delacroix

"We work not only to produce but to give value to time." -- Eugène Delacroix Quote

"What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough." -- Eugène Delacroix Quote

"Excellent ideas come to me every moment and if instead of executing them at the very moment they are clothed with the charm imagination lends them . . . one forgets, or what is worse, one no longer finds any interest in what seemed inspiring. " -- Eugène Delacroix

"The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them different ." -- Eugène Delacroix Quote

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