Art: Great Journal

Last week students and lovers of art could turn to one of the richest accounts ever written of an artist in Europe, the monumental Journal of Eugene Delacroix, translated for the first time into English by able, devoted Art Critic Walter Pach.*

Delacroix, whom Renoir called the greatest artist of the French school, died in 1863 after having fought for a lifetime against the flawless but colorless classicism upheld by his great contemporary, Ingres. His three most important mural jobs, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Church of St. Sulpice and the ceiling of the Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre, are among...

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