Biography of Eugene Delacroix

Biography of Eugene Delacroix

Eugene Delacroix is ​​a French artist. Biography Delacroix is ​​known as the foremost artist of the romantic movement in France. His influence on art as an artist-colorist is invaluable enormously.

Delacroix enriched his neoclassical training with a keen interest in the works of Ruben, Michelangelo, Veronese, the Venetian school, and later Constable, Bonington and English aqua-rists.

The first great work of Delacroix was presented at the Salon in 1822. The work was bought by the government. And in the biography of Eugene Delacroix, to his surprise, was given the title of leader of the opposition in relation to the neoclassical school of David. By temperament, as well as the selection of objects Delacroix was a romantic. He also revealed himself through the dramatic

transfer of mythological scenes, and in addition – literary, political, religious themes.

In 1824, Delacroix wrote “Massacre at Chios.” The compulsion of the thematic significance, as well as the color of his work “The Death of Sardanapalus” were heavily condemned by some critics. In 1825, in the biography of Delacroix a few months were spent in England. There he studied the work of local artists, as well as horses. As a tribute to Byron, the Greek war for independence, Delacroix created “Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi”.

In 1832 Delacroix spent four months in Morocco. There he collected material, which was enough for drawing to the end of life. He accumulated seven thick notebooks with excellent watercolor sketches. His continued fascination with exoticism was reflected in the works “Women of Algiers”, “The Jewish Wedding”. The painting “Entrance of the Crusaders into Constantinople” is an irresistible epic, historical work.

Other main sources of ideas in the biography of Eugene Delacroix were the lives of literary heroes. In 1820 he created 17 whimsical, exciting lithographs of Goethe’s Faust. He often used Shakespeare characters. Also, Delacroix drew inspiration from raging scenes from Byron’s plays and poems. The

great artist created several canvases on religious themes.

Self-portrait Delacroix represents a refined, dynamic face. He portrayed many of his contemporaries, for example Paganini. Also Delacroix painted Chopin. In the works of “Tiger Attacking a Horse”, “The Lion Hunt” the artist showed the animals in motion. For the last three decades of Delacroix’s biography, he has carried out many public orders. High notes of genius and morality were shown by Delacroix while performing work at the Palais de Bourbon, the palace of Luxembourg. Most of the work of Delacroix is ​​presented in the Louvre.


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Biography of Eugene Delacroix