Described by the French poet Charles Baudelaire as a “curious mixture of skepticism, politeness, dandyism, willpower, cleverness, despotism, and finally, a kind of special goodness and tenderness that always accompanies genius” [quoted in Delacroix (1998) by Barthélémy Jobert], the French draughtsman, lithographer, painter and muralist Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (1798 – 1863) was a towering figure of the […]

via Delacroix — On Art and Aesthetics

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