– Delacroix –

“A volcanic crater artfully concealed behind bouquets of flowers.” – Baudelaire on Delacroix 

“Delacroix speaks a symbolic language through colour itself.” – Van Gogh 

“Even when we look at nature, our imagination constructs the picture.” – Delacroix 

“Oh! Young artist, you want a subject? Everything is a subject, the subject is yourself.” – Delacroix 

Source: National Gallery


Charles Baudelaire

I could hear it clearly flowing with a long murmuring sound,

but I touch my body in vain to find the wound.

I am the vampire of my own heart,

one of the great outcasts condemned to eternal laughter

who can no longer smile.

Am I dead?

I must be dead.