Thursday, May 14, 2009

Quote of the Day (Eugene Delacroix, on Creation and Loneliness)

“What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself completely.”—French Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), from his journal, May 14, 1824, quoted in H.W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson, History of Art, Sixth Edition (2001)


Art said...

Delacroix puts it so well!

Eugene Delacroix said...

Wow! I had never heard of him.I bookmarked the Art Schedule a while back after you linked to it but have never made an effort to implement it.

I really need to do that
Eugene Delacroix