3/16/2010

Eugene Delacroix

Tres pinturas sobre Tánger de Eugene Delacroix. Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863)Delacroix was born at Charenton (Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne), in Île-de-France near Paris.In 1832, Delacroix traveled to Spain and North Africa, as part of a diplomatic mission to Morocco shortly after the French conquered Algeria. He went not primarily to study art, but to escape from the civilization of Paris, in hopes of seeing a more primitive culture.[12] He eventually produced over 100 paintings and drawings of scenes from or based on the life of the people of North Africa, and added a new and personal chapter to the interest in Orientalism.[13] Delacroix was entranced by the people and the costumes, and the trip would inform the subject matter of a great many of his future paintings. He believed that the North Africans, in their attire and their attitudes, provided a visual equivalent to the people of Classical Rome and Greece:While in Tangier, he made many sketches of the people and the city, subjects to which he would return until the end of his life.[14] Animals—the embodiment of romantic passion—were incorporated into paintings such as Arab Horses Fighting in a Stable (1860), The Lion Hunt (of which there exists many versions, painted between 1856 and 1861), and Arab Saddling his Horse (1855). Contador de cuentos marroquí





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