One of the most iconic French painters of history, Eugène Delacroix gave his works beautiful depth and richness with his vibrant reds, blues and greens that feel more alive and fresh today than ever. Delacroix was the leading figure of the French Romantic school and was responsible for painting one of France's most iconic and patriotic painting, "Liberty Leading the People."
"I see in painters prose writers and poets. Rhyme, measure, and the turning of verses, which is indispensable and which gives them so much vigor, are analogous to the hidden symmetry, to the equilibrium at once wise and inspired, which governs the meeting or separation of lines and spaces, the echoes of color, etc... ..but the beauty of verse does not consist of exactitude in obeying rules.. .It resides in a thousand secret harmonies and conventions which make up the power of poetry and which go straight to the imagination; in just the same way the happy choice of forms and the right understanding of their relationship act on the imagination in the art of painting." - Eugene Delacroix's journal, 1847