Take it Further

Jul 13 078

Today’s quote is from my favourite painter of the Romantic period, Eugene Delacroix.

“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”

Some artists and others believe everything has been done before and there is nothing new to discover in either technique or subject matter.  Delacroix clearly encourages the artist to welcome the idea of taking a theme or idea further and yet further again.

 

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