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One of Delacroix most famous paintings is :

Liberty Leading the People (28th July 1830)

1830

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/delacroi/2/208delac.html

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/romanticism-in-france.html

But he has a very interesting biography. He has many paintings based on sketches from his travels in the mideast.

Biography

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/bio/d/delacroi/biograph.html
The Sultan of Morocco and his Entourage
1845

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/delacroi/4/407delac.html

The Abduction of Rebecca

1846

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/delacroi/4/408delac.html

The Death of Sardanapalus

1827 (Web Gallery of Art has a few close up views too)

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/delacroi/2/204delac.html

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/the-death-of-sardanapalus.html
Jacques-Louis David was an important artist just after the French Revolution. His works are considered one of the prime examples of “Neo-Classical art” Compare the examples of Delacroix’s work to other works by Delacroix. Are there any characteristics? Also, what do you notice about Delacroix’s work in comparison to Jacques-Louis David’s work . Is there a difference of mood or temperament. Jacques-Louis David was an important artist just after the French Revolution. His works are considered one of the prime examples of “Neo-Classical art”.

Paintings by David and Videos about Jacque Louis David

http://www.abcgallery.com/D/david/david.html
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/david_j/2/205david.html

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/david-oath-of-the-horatii.html

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/the-lictors-returning-to-brutus-the-bodies-of-his-sons.html

Delacroix was one of the first artists of the Romantic period. It is characterized by “looser”, less precise and broader brushmarks. It also tends to use dramatic subjects. Sometimes the objects are things in nature or of faraway places. Do any of these characteristics show up in any of the above paintings.

Post a  interesting painting by Delacroix.