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Journal of Delacroix (Arts & Letters) Paperback – August 24, 1995
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I read this wonderful book over ten years ago and so powerful was the impact of Delacroix's insights into the nature, perception, creational origin, and fate of art that much of it still remain with me. Delacroix in his day was not revered as he is today. He did not have people knocking down his doors to see his work, nor did he always have it easy trying to show it publicly. One day, after a bad review, to console himself, he wrote that (I paraphase) a great work of art in history is like a plank of wood held under water -- it is kept down when the powers-that-be hold it down. But that power ('political agenda' in contempo art-babble) does not last forever and must sooner or later let go of the plank whose nature is to float to the surface for all the world to see. He seem to have had the same intuition about the nature and fuction of art as the Greeks did: that art is light, that which shines of its own, and by which power that which 'sheds lights' and 'explains' what is around it rather than something that needs to be explained.
He never married but was looked after by a doting housekeeper.Read more ›
but found it too difficult to read the small print.
A true treasure which I have purchased for my children and friends.
A true picture of what artistry should be and remain. Here was an artist who remained to be his own person. Somethin in our current century is quite absent.
This is really quite a sensational little diary; it is incredible it was not lost, that it was saved.
I used to think Monet was the most important Impressionist; I wonder if it was not Delacroix.
As far as the "thin pages, tiny font," this makes the book particularly unique and a huge plus. I almost feel like I am holding a "holy book" while reading it. I have no problem reading it; the reader who mentioned that the type showed through must have been reading under a very strong light and very much uninterested in Delacroix.
Delacroix was as much a writer as a painter -- anyone interested in the Romanticism period should take take a look at this book. It also explains why Delacroix is noted for his "Arab" paintings.
Easily 5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked this very much, however I was not aware that it was selections of the complete journal-- wondering what I missed.Published 1 month ago by leila j hartman
Amazingly good book from a great shipper who offered an attractive deal.Published 13 months ago by Monica M Showalter
This little book gives a great insight into the life and views of Eugene Delacroix. It is interesting to read about locations that I've visited in Paris as Delacroix reflects on... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gary
I remember learning about Delacroix in school and I thought he was terrific, I really loved his paintings, his sketches. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by ⏔