Quotation by Eugène Delacroix

The studio has become the crucible where human genius at the apogee of its development brings back to question not only that which is, but creates anew a fantastic and conventional nature which our weak minds, impotent to harmonize it with existing things, adopt by preference, because the miserable work is our own.
Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863), French artist. Note, c. 1829, published in The Journal of Eugène Delacroix, supplement, trans. by Walter Pach (1937).
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