Neoclassicism and Romanticism


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Eugene Delacroix


Eugene Delacroix

(b Charenton-Saint-Maurice, nr Paris, 26 April 1798; d Paris, 13 Aug 1863).

French painter, draughtsman and lithographer. He was one of the greatest painters of the first half of the 19th century, the last history painter in Europe and the embodiment of ROMANTICISM in the visual arts. At the heart of Delacroix’s career is the paradox between the revolutionary and the conventional: as the arch-enemy of JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES and as the leading figure of the French Romantic movement, he was celebrated for undermining the tradition of painting established by JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID, yet he nevertheless enjoyed official patronage from the beginning of the Restoration (1814–30) until the Second Empire (1852–70).


Medea about to Kill her Children

Oil on canvas, 260 x 165 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Christ on the Cross


The Fanatics of Tangier

Oil on canvas, 98 x 131 cm
Institute of Arts, Minneapolis


Cleopatra and the Peasant

Oil on canvas, 98 x 123 cm
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill


Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard

Oil on canvas, 29,5 x 36 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Tasso in the Madhouse



The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople


Shipwreck of Don Juan


Christ on the Lake of Gennezaret

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