Feast for the Eye

Delacroix_s “Lion Hunt, sketch,” oil on canvas, shows the improvisatory confidence of a de Kooning.CreditAgaton Strom for The New York Times

Delacroix’s “Lion Hunt, sketch,” oil on canvas, shows the improvisatory confidence of a de Kooning. Credit Agaton Strom for The New York Times.

“That bastard. He’s really good.” (Picasso to Françoise Gilot, about Delacroix)

“The first merit of painting is to be a feast for the eye.” (Delacroix’s last journal entry, June 1863)

(Quotes from Roberta Smith, “At the Met Museum, the Grand Enigmas of Delacroix,” NYTimes, 9-15-18)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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