Une lutte moderne, de Delacroix à nos jours
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Une lutte moderne, de Delacroix à nos jours

In 1849, Eugène Delacroix received the order for the painted decorations of the chapel of the Saints-Anges in Saint-Sulpice church. This monumental, rich, sublime work, which occupied him until 1861, could be considered, after his death, as his spiritual testament. The singular way in which Delacroix ...
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Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Dimensions :
20 × 25,2 × 1,6 cm
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Publication :
Avril 2018
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Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

A French painter born in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, he is considered to be the main representative of romanticism in 19th century French painting. With a solid reputation, he received major orders from the State for canvases and decorations for walls and ceilings of public monuments. In the following years, he produced works inspired by historical or literary anecdotes as well as contemporary events (Freedom Guiding the People) or a trip to the Maghreb (Women of Algiers in their apartments).