"It has occurred to me that artists who have a sufficiently rigorous style are most to be excused from exact imitation, Michelangelo, for example. When they reach a certain point, they more than make up in independence and audacity for what they lose in literal truth." - Excerpt from Delacroix's journal, 25 January 1850
(Barthelmy Jobert, Eugene Delacroix, Terry Grabar (Translator), Bonfante-wa)
Responding to resurgent interest in 19th-century French painting, with its rich connections to revolutionary politics, exoticism, romance, and nationalism, Barthelemy Jobert offers this long-awaited, comprehensive book on one of the period's greatest and most elusive artists.