Saturday, February 26, 2005

I found Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard oil by Eugene Delacroix on a page showing his lithographs of Hamlet. I've spent the last while looking at his work in books and online, trying to recall why I bought Painter of Passion: The Journals of Eugene Delacroix. I finally started reading it today. It has been shelved here for almost 10 years between The Complete Writings of Emily Carr and The Letters of Vincent van Gogh.

So far nothing has twigged my memory, but this watercolour and gouache painting at the Hermitage caught my attention. I hope he discusses the piece somewhere in the journal. This translation only contains about half of his entries, so I won't hold my breath.

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