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A comprehensive monograph on the preeminent French Romantic artist whose work changed the course of European painting

Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) created extraordinary paintings that were known for their dynamic color, brushwork, and movement as well as their original subject matter. This in-depth monograph, written by French and American experts, examines Delacroix’s engagement with the work of his predecessors, studies the effect of the artist’s prodigious life on his work, and explores his impact on Western painting. The artist’s fascination with the natural world, his interest in the Ottoman Empire, and the profound influence of his voyage to North Africa are analyzed and provide new insights into understanding and appreciating his unconventional subjects. 
 
Presenting many of Delacroix’s iconic canvases, such as The Women of Algiers in their Apartment, Liberty Leading the People, and Lion Hunt, as well as a generous selection of lesser-known works and rarely seen drawings and prints from international collections, this revelatory volume captures the full range and diversity of Delacroix’s genius, showing how this prolific and groundbreaking artist changed the course of European painting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588396518
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 599,635
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


Sébastien Allard is chief curator and Côme Fabre is curator, both in the Department of Paintings at the Louvre, Paris. Dominique de Font-Réaulx is director, Musée National Eugène-Delacroix, Paris. Michèle Hannoosh is professor of French, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Mehdi Korchane is an independent scholar. Asher Miller is assistant curator in the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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bookwomen37 More than 1 year ago
This monograph accompanies the exhibition at the Met. The essays are biography as well as critiques. The illustrations included are beautifully reproduced. The essays also include a lot of history and influences on Delacroix. I really enjoy reading about the stories behind the paintings and seeing the paintings evolve from sketches. This beautiful book will make a wonderful gift. Enjoy
ClarissaG More than 1 year ago
Delacroix is one of the masters of his time. If I can't see his works then this book would take you into every museum in the world. Vivid, beautiful details of his work through the years of his life, with fabulous info on his life. A few extras are other artist's paintings during the 1840s-1850s. It's a plus for any art major to enthusiast. A wonderful addition to any library and coffee table. Thank you for NetGalley for a copy; I loved it!