S: Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
BC: Eugene Delacroix
FC: Delacroix | 1798
1: 1798-1863 Born to Charles Delacroix, the ambassador of the French republic, and Victoire Oeben. While Eugene was still just a child both his parents passed away. His father in 1805, when Eugene was only 7 years old, and his mother in 1814 when he was 16. | Background | http://www.allandidier.com/school/Lessons/Impressionism/realism/romanticism_and_realism.htm Front back http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTL4Pqx0m6cbEz1wFxQTQC9cJA6Mk8O0OjQ6pow7oj7qOXbUxnskA Front forward
2: Eugene Delacroix was an amazing example of a 19th century Romantic artist. When he was young he trained under the French artist Pierre Guerin. In the beginning he was pressured to paint in formal Neoclassical styles. He wasn't fond of the Neoclassical style. He was more influenced by the colorful and opulent painting styles of Peter Paul Rubens and Paolo Veronese.
3: In 1822 Delacroix began his artistic career with the completion of "The Barque of Dante." | http://www.abcgallery.com/D/delacroix/delacroix4.JPG | Oil on canvas 189cm x 246cm
4: "Liberty Leading The People" had such a powerful message behind it that the French government bought the painting from him and soon hid it from the public eye until after the end of the revolution of 1848. | Eugene himself was in the National Guard. This painting was considered the first political painting of modern time. He placed himself in the painting (Between the two areas of text on the image). This was used as a source of inspiration for the working middle class.
5: "Liberty Leading The People" may be Eugene's most influential and overtly romantic piece. | http://cgfa.acropolisinc.com/delacroi/delacroix5.jpg | Oil on canvas 260 cm 325 cm
6: Eugene Delacroix showed the difference between Romantic and Neoclassical with his painting "Liberty Leading The People." Romantic has emphasis on the spirit and color where as Neoclassical had emphasis on cool detachment and line. | Eugene Delacroix showed the difference between Romantic and Neoclassical with his painting "Liberty Leading The People." Romantic has emphasis on the spirit and color where as Neoclassical had emphasis on cool detachment and line.
7: At 27 Delacroix traveled to London, this trip was inspired by his admiration for English landscape painters. J. M.W. Turner's bright watercolors and energetically colored canvases were an influence on Eugene, and so was the work of Sir Thomas Lawrence. His technical skills developed quite a bit during the time period he was in London.
8: In 1832 Eugene went on a trip to Morocco and his experiences there provided him with over 100 more art pieces. He was astonished by the culture of the people there and wrote "I am overwhelmed by what I have seen."
9: "Jewish Bride of Tangier." One of the senuous pieces he created after his trip to Morocco | http://www.artoflegendindia.com/images/detailed/pobah020_the_jewish_bride_tangier.jpg | Oil on Canvas
11: "The Lion Hunt" Oil on Canvas 115 x 86 cms
12: "The Lion Hunt" was Delacroix last major work. While he was in morocco he filled journals with details and facts about the surrounding culture. Although instead of depicting realistic images that he could've actually experienced, he believed that it was more important for an artist to be creative. Delacroix never experienced a lion hunt like the one depicted in this artwork.. | "The Lion Hunt" was Delacroix last major work. While he was in morocco he filled journals with details and facts about the surrounding culture. Although instead of depicting realistic images that he could've actually experienced, he believed that it was more important for an artist to be creative. Delacroix never experienced a lion hunt like the one depicted in this artwork..
13: What inspired him? | In the beginning before he developed his own technique and style, Eugene, first mastered the style of art that was popular in his time, such as his biggest influences Michelangelo and Peter Paul Rubens. Later on in his late 20s, Eugene was inspired by several things from the people and cultural ways of Morocco, to the water colors of English landscape artist Turner.
14: Why I chose this artist? | I chose this artist because he not only went out of the box of his time, but he respected and learned the way of the artists before him. He never completely disregarded or forgot about the ones who came before him.
15: Works Cited | http://www.artble.com/artists/eugene_delacroix www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/delacroix www.eugenedelacroix.org www.abcgallery.com/D/delacroix/delacroix.html www.artchive.com/artchive/D/delacroix.html