Delacroix RR - Dan Sendik Art History 13/03 Nov 18th 2007...

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Dan Sendik Art History 13/03 Nov 18 th 2007 Read & Respond: Delacroix In Writing his journal Delacroix’s primary purpose was to clarify his own ideas and record his thoughts for his own better understanding. His diaries were said to be the most complete revelation of an artist’s mind since the days of Michelangelo and Leonardo. Delacroix states that the famous idea of beauty, which is the goal of the arts is cluttered by prejudice and fixed opinions painters impose on themselves. The beauty of verse does not consist of exactitude in obeying rules, when even the most ignorant eyes see at once any lack of attention to them. Painting is only the bridge between the mind of the painter and the spectator. Regarding color and light, if you make the light dominate too much, it leads to the absence of half tints and to discoloration. Color is equally harmful in big compositions. Painters who are not colorists produce illumination and not painting. Color gives the appearance of life. The Colorists, the men who unite all the phases of painting, have to establish, at once and from the beginning, everything that is proper and essential to their art. Like Painters, sculptors must also
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