EUGÈNE
DELACROIX
(1798-1863)
 

E. Delacroix: Autorretrato, 1839.
E. Delacroix, Selfportrait, 1839.

  • A very Romantic artist:
     
         Delacroix is one of the most important names in french Romanticism. He worked about color in Romanticism as Ingres about Romantic line. Delacroix, continuous beholder of the natural world, came by intuition to a practice of color that advances Impressionism. He understood that color influences everything around it.
     
         He shares with Géricault love to action and movement. He expressed his admiration towards Lord Byron, Shakespeare and Walter Scott.
     
    He was also interested in orientalism. He knew it not only in books, since he travelled trough the North of Africa. In 1823 he visited Morocco, Tunisia and Algiers. He also knew Spain and Andalucia where he found his "private Orient".
     
     
  • Outstanding Works:
     
    E. Delacroix: La Barca de Dante, 1822. E. Delacroix, Dante's Boat, 1822, oil on canvas, 189 x 242 cm, Louvre Museum, Paris.
    With comment.
    E. Delacroix: La Matanza de Quíos, 1824. E. Delacroix, Quios Slaughter, 1824, oil on canvas, Louvre Museum, Paris.
    With comment.
    E. Delacroix: Combate entre Glaur y Hassan, c.1826. E. Delacroix, Fight Between Glaur and Hassan, c.1826, oil on canvas, Institutof Art in Chicago.
    With comment.
    E. Delacroix: La muerte de Sardanápalo, 1827-1828. E. Delacroix, Death of Sardanapalo, 1827-1828, oil on canvas, 392 x 496 cm, Louvre Museum, Paris.
    With comment.
    E. Delacroix: La Libertad guiando al pueblo, 1830. E. Delacroix, Freedom Guiding the People, 1830, oil on canvas, 260 x 325 cm, Louvre Museum, Paris.
    With comment.
    E. Delacroix: Mujeres de Argel, 1834. E. Delacroix, Algierian Women, 1834, oil on canvas, 180 x 229 cm, Louvre Museum, Paris.
    With comment.
    E. Delacroix: La caza del león, c.1861. E. Delacroix, Hunting the Lion, c.1861, sketch with oil, Musée d´Orsay.
    With comment.
    E. Delacroix: La caza del león, c.1861. E. Delacroix, Hunting the Lion, c.1860-61, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago.
    E. Delacroix: Andrómeda. E. Delacroix, Andromeda, c. 1852, 32.5 x 24.8 cm, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas .
    E. Delacroix: Jinete árabe atacado por un león. E. Delacroix, Arabian Rider Attacked by a Lion, 1849-50, 32.5 x 24.8 cm, oil on wood, Art Institute of Chicago.
    E. Delacroix: Entrada de la Cruzadas en Constantinopla. E. Delacroix, Entry of Crusaders in Constantinople, 1840, 411 x 497 cm, oil on canvas, Musee du Louvre, Paris.
    E. Delacroix: Mar de Galilea. E. Delacroix, Sea of Galilea, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore.
    E. Delacroix: Niña huerfana en el cementerio. E. Delacroix, Orphan girl in Graveyard, 1824, 66 x 54 cm, Musee du Louvre, Paris.

    Written by:
    Beatriz Aragonés Escobar.
    Licentiate in Art History


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