Friday, May 20

Eugene Delacroix and Gustave Courbet: two women

Right: "Study for Les Demoiselles des bords de la Seine", 1856, Gustave Courbet
Left: "The Orphan Girl at the Cemetery", 1823, Eugene Delacroix

I love these two paintings. I will just quote the artists:

"I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any regime except the regime of liberty." Gustave Courbet
"What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough." Eugene Delacroix


Herrad said...

Hi Ana,
Good post and pictures,I agree with both of those quotes.
Sorry I have not been visiting much recently.
Since I have been spending more time sitting in my wheelchair I have not been visiting.
Tonight I decided to visit as many blogs as possible.
I just passed by to say hello.
I hope you are doing well.

Ana said...

I'm so happy you came! I thought you had forgot me.

Missy said...

I like that last quote.


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