Eugene Delacroix Quotes

Eugene Delacroix Quotes: We should not allow ourselves to believe that writers like Poe have more imagination than those who are content with describing things as they really are. It is surely easier to invent striking situations in this way than to tread the beaten track which intelligent minds have followed throughout the centuries.
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Eugene Delacroix Quote: Always, at the back of your soul, there is something that says to you, 'Mortal, drawn from eternal life for a short time, think how precious these moments are.
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Quotes about Eugene Delacroix: Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.
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Quote about Eugene Delacroix: The living model never answers well the idea or impressions the painter wishes to express; one must, therefore, learn to do without one, and for that, you must acquire facility, furnish one's memory to the point of infinitude, and make numerous drawings after the old masters.
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Eugene Delacroix Sayings: The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
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Eugene Delacroix Saying: Can any man say with certainty that he was happy at a particular moment of time which he remembers as being delightful? Remembering it certainly makes him happy, because he realizes how happy he could have been, but at the actual moment when the alleged happiness was occurring, did he really feel happy? He was like a man owning a piece of ground in which, unknown to himself, a treasure lay buried.
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Sayings about Eugene Delacroix: I go to work as others rush to see their mistresses, and when I leave, I take back with me to my solitude, or in the midst of the distractions that I pursue, a charming memory that does not in the least resemble the troubled pleasure of lovers.
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Saying about Eugene Delacroix: Give me some mud, and I will paint you a woman's flesh.
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Eugene Delacroix Quotes: Mythological subjects always new. Modern subjects difficult because of the absence of the nude and the wretchedness of modern costume.
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Eugene Delacroix Quote: In abandoning the vagueness of the sketch the artist shows more of his personality by revealing the range but also the limitations of his talent.
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Quotes about Eugene Delacroix: It is often we come the closest to the essence of an artist... in his or her pocket notebooks and travel sketchbooks... where written comments and personal notes provide an intimate insight into the magical mind of a working artist.
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Quote about Eugene Delacroix: One should not be too difficult. An artist should not treat himself like an enemy.
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Eugene Delacroix Sayings: Finishing a painting demands a heart of steel: everything requires a decision, and I find difficulties where I least expect them... It is at such moments that one fully realizes one's own weaknesses.
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Eugene Delacroix Saying: Everything is a subject; the subject is yourself. It is within yourself that you must look and not around you... The greatest happiness is to reveal it to others, to study oneself, to paint oneself continually in [one's] work.
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Sayings about Eugene Delacroix: In every art we are always obliged to return to the accepted means of expression, the conventional language of the art. What is a black-and-white drawing but a convention to which the beholder has become so accustomed that with his mind's eye he sees a complete equivalent in the translation from nature?
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Saying about Eugene Delacroix: A picture is nothing but a bridge between the soul of the artist and that of the spectator.
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Eugene Delacroix Quotes: Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who can't attain it in anything.
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Eugene Delacroix Quote: Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. They always want to have the air of knowing better than you what you are going to tell them; when, in their turn, they begin to speak, they repeat to you with the greatest confidence, as if dealing with their own property, the things that they have heard you say yourself at some other place. A capable and superior look is the natural accompaniment of this type of character.
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