|Eugene Delacroix Liberty Leads The People oil on canvass 1830|
"You can stuff the most violent colors into your painting, just give them a reflection that unites them and you will never be loud. Is nature sober in coloring? Isn't it flooded with fierce contrasts that in no way destroy its harmony? Some people try to eliminate this in their painting; it can be done but there's a slight drawback, which is that painting is eliminated too."
"I have started work on a modern subject, a scene on the barricades.. ..I may not have fought for my country but at least I shall have painted for her.."