Originally Posted by Bonita
Actually in, when Delacroix was painting Liberty, he was by no mean young--that is, if we consider age 32 no longer, young.
I was young, but since he was younger than me, then he can be qualificated as young. Anyone can (But Glen, but since Glen does not seem to know how old I am, he still old).
When I first saw it at the Louvre I was 20 years old and had had the audacity to discuss the work with an elderly French stranger. It started out with her asking me "how in the world did he do it?" Being ruthless and yes, young, I told her Delacroix was never involved in any parts of the French Revolution. I also told her that on the eve of 28 July, 1930, our dearest artist was in his nightshirt performing some indoor activities. Then I turned around and was shocked that a crowd had gathered and they followed me from picture to picture! O the days of Messi.
if I recall well (which can not be technically a recalling since you never told me it, You are younger than I am, so you are by my fair classification, still young. The ruthless part however...
That bring me another memory related to this same paiting. 2,3 years ago I was in an art-education course, then one momment a teacher was talking about the Clasic-Romantic dictomy, so we had to bring an artist or artwork to talk about the Romantic or Classic traits of the artwork.
Ok, I was, against my will, selected to talk about Romantic stuff :notlist:
and I got a book with Painting of Delacroix. So, what was the artist that the teachers decided to introduce the class ? Liberty, Delacroix.
Luck me that I have taken a tape with a punk album (Pink Flag - The Wire), then I got before the class, put the tape to play, increased the volume and explained why Punk Rock is Romantic in every sense of the word. (This considerning the class at that momment, with a 40-50 years old age)...
When E.D. was painting Liberty, Romanticism had long been in progress [like, for some 60+ years? or 150+ years if one considers the Mannerists actually inspired the German Romantics..]
1700 if we consider Ovid
In the end it doesn't really matter if we could attach a date to any piece of art work. It is the after taste that lingers in our heads upon looking at somebody else's creative endeavours that counts. Good to see you here J.
Indeed, no Need of Chronoillogies of any kind