Famous Paintings: Women of Algiers

Women of Algiers is simply one of the most famous paintings by Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863). It captures his rejection of Neoclassical style which emphasized formal clarity, intricate details, and flawlessly smooth textures.  In contrast, Delacroix became the standard bearer of Romanticism. This style has [...]

By |2018-09-22T13:49:36-04:00September 22nd, 2018|Romanticism paintings|2 Comments

Famous Paintings: Death of Sardanapalus

The Background of Eugene Delacroix. One of the most well-known painters from the 19th century, Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) created some of the most famous paintings of this era.  These include Liberty Leading the People and Death of Sardanapalus.  At the age of 17, [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:57:24-04:00July 5th, 2018|Romanticism paintings|0 Comments

Famous Paintings: Liberty Leading the People, 1830

One of the most famous paintings by Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People is best understood by recalling Western art history in the first half of the 19th century. At that time, the history of painting was an ongoing dialogue between two of [...]

By |2018-03-24T18:27:29-04:00January 11th, 2011|Romanticism paintings|3 Comments