Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Art Quote: Delacroix

«La peinture est le métier le plus long et le plus difficile. Il lui faut l’érudition comme au compositeur, mais il lui faut aussi l’exécution comme au violon.» (Delacroix, Journal 1822-1863 French edition by PLON)

We can translate this as:

«Painting is the longest and hardest profession. It needs eruditions as for a composer, but its also needs execution as for a violinist. » (from Delacroix's diary)

Delacroix's diary has been translated into English and is published by Phaidon.

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