Eugene Delacroix

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Eugene Delacroix

Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) French Romantic painter. He was celebrated for the use of expressive color that influenced later painters, notably the Impressionists.

The last of the great Renaissance artists, Delacroix comes of a lineage whose founder is Michelangelo and whose prodigal son is Rubens. [1]

The veritable tradition in great things is not to repeat what others have done, but to rediscover the spirit that created these great things - and creates utterly different things in different times. Paul Valéry.

Traveling in North Africa and Spain he was influenced to produce paintings that are exuberant and lush.


See also

External links

Petite Gallery


  1. Eugene Delacroix at The Artchive