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Eugène Delacroix: “Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.”

The French artist who was an inspiration to the symbolist movement, Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 Aug 1860) was born at Saint Maurice, near Paris. He was well known for his romantic paintings, as well as leader of the French Romantic School. The skill of bringing romance on the paper of canvas proved unique and individualist. The man ...

The French artist who was an inspiration to the symbolist movement, Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 Aug 1860) was born at Saint Maurice, near Paris. He was well known for his romantic paintings, as well as leader of the French Romantic School. The skill of bringing romance on the paper of canvas proved unique and individualist. The man of having steels of perfectionism in the field of art.

Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 Aug 1860)

The love of Eugene for his colours creatively emphasizing the romantic cognition tone in his splendour. Few of them were an Indian artist, K H Ara and M. F. Husain, who brought some romanticism in their paintings. Easy, simple and straightforward childhood of Delacroix maintained his early days memorable. He was an obedient child of his father. He belonged to an artistic family. Therefore, It was his family where he developed the passion for music and the theatre. He worked under the supervision of well-known Paris based academic artist, Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guerin.

Delacroix was passionately in love with passion, but coldly determined to express passion as clear as possible.

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However, Eugene had detailed eyes for dramatic and Romantic specialities. This type of Flawlessness need years to build. The paintings of Eugene, based on the theme of well-developed life of exotic man. Therefore, he also had travelled extensively in North Africa following the culture of exotic, arts of Greek and Roman. In his life, one of the inspirational factors was Lord Byron. The most of his works are sublime (a Theory developed by Edmund Burke in the mid-eighteenth century, where he defined sublime art as art that refers to a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement, or imitation).

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

Eugene Delacroix

The contribution of Delacroix was neither sentimental nor bombast. Moreover, his romanticism every time came was unique and individualist. The skill of Eugene was such a fundamental that shaped the work of the impressionists, as well as his passionateness for eroticism, gave an ennobling push to the Symbolist Movement (a group of late 19th-century French writers).

Eugene produced many works and the most of them are including William Shakespeare, Walt Scott and German author and poet John Wolfgang Von Goethe. The urging of becoming a romantic painter was an inspiration from Théodore Géricault (one of the pioneers of Romantic movement). Moreover, The debut masterpiece of Eugene is “Dante and Virgil in Hell” was first exhibited in 1822. It became one of the landmarks of French 19th century Romantic painting. However, the rich colours of the painting remembers the artist Peter Paul Rubens.

Painting Dante's Bark | i'mBiking credit to Wikimedia Commons
The debut masterpiece of Eugene | Dante and Virgil in Hell | i'mBiking credit to Wikipedia Commons

As well as, learning new things for Delacroix had never been a challenge. He himself used to participate in different learning technique and friendly environment with his mates. When Eugene left for London in 1825 for learning purpose. The acquisition was essential as for technical and cultural education.

Romantic history painting. Commemorates the French Revolution of 1830 (July Revolution) on 28 July 1830. | i'mBiking credit to Wikimedia Commons
Romantic history painting. Commemorates the French Revolution of 1830 (July Revolution) on 28 July 1830. | i'mBiking credit to Wikimedia Commons

During those days, between 1827 and 1832 he produced many successive masterpieces, however one of them is “The death of Sardanapalus (1827)”. Moreover, the most popular painting ever painted by Deacroix was “Liberty Leading the People” It is to commemorate the July Revolution. The painting seems a bit of change in his style of art.

The death of Sardanapalus (1827) | i'mBiking credit to Wikimedia Commons

Furthermore, read simplicity of Leonardo da Vinci, abstract idealist A H Gade and dual artist Sadanand Bakre

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