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11,107. Eugène Delacroix is one of the great romantic painters. An artist who wrestled with the revolutionary politics of nineteenth-century France. Who added an exotic, oriental dimension to European art. Great Artists With Tim Marlow: Delacroix
11,108. Delacroix becomes one of the great colourists in Western art. ibid.
11,109. In 1828 Delacroix was back in the salon to produce what turns out to be the third of the great three early works ... The Death of Sardanapalus. ibid.
9,862. The first picture in which Delacroix is entirely himself is The Massacre at Chios. (Art & Civilisation & Artists: Delacroix) Kenneth Clark, Civilisation: The Fallacies of Hope 12/13
9,863. Some of his greatest pictures were inspired by Byron. (Artists: Delacroix & Civilisation) ibid.
11,110. We ought to steep ourselves from time to time in great and beautiful works of art. Eugene Delacroix
11,114. This became Delacroix’s theme: that the achievements of the spirit – all that a great library contained – were the result of a state of society so delicately balanced that at the least touch they would be crushed beneath an avalanche of pent-up animal forces. Kenneth Clark, The Romantic Rebellion ch8
11,111. Delacroix was passionately in love with passion, and coldly determined to seek the means of expressing passion in the most visible manner. In this dual character, be it said in passing, we find the two distinguishing marks of the most substantial geniuses, extreme geniuses. (Artists: Delacroix & Passion & Genius) Charles Baudelaire
11,112. Eugène Delacroix was a curious mixture of scepticism, politeness, dandyism, willpower, cleverness, despotism, and finally, a kind of special goodness and tenderness that always accompanies genius. Charles Baudelaire
11,113. His remains the finest palette in France and nobody in our country has possessed at once such calm and pathos, such shimmering color. We all paint in him. Paul Cezanne, cited Joachim Gasquet Cézanne