Eugène Delacroix whose full name is Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was born on April 26, 1798, in the commune of Charenton Saint-Maurice, France, and died on August 13, 1863, in Paris, France. He was an important painter and central figure of Fren
Eugène Delacroix whose full name is Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was born on April 26, 1798, in the commune of Charenton Saint-Maurice, France, and died on August 13, 1863, in Paris, France. He was an important painter and central figure of French romanticism.
1806, Eugène would be enrolled in the Imperial Lyceum, where he began the traditional and artistic learning. In 1814, his mother died. In those following years, he visited the Louvre museum, where he would study and copy the art of those he admired as Velázquez, Rafael, Rubens, Rembrandt, Paolo Veronese, among others.
In 1816, he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts, in this place, he would also learn to master the watercolor technique.
In 1825, he traveled to England to study more about the art of English painters and the use of colors to generate effects on the mind of the recipient.
Delacroix was emerging as an exponent of French romanticism for the traits that combine eroticism and death, oriental decorations, mastery of color on the line, and try to capture the will of man as a fundamental factor.
Inspired by the animals that captured his gaze, Delacroix began studies on anatomy, making more than 100 drawings of these and some sketches.
By 1859, his deteriorating health and watery laryngitis prevented him from working continuously in his pictorial creation. Despite being in these serious conditions, he continued his work decorating the interiors of the Bourbon palace, the Luxembourg Palace, the Louvre museum and the Saint-Sulpice church.
On August 13, 1863, he would die in Paris, leaving behind four large canvases that would be part of Hartmann’s dining room.
His violent subject matter, intense passion and bright colors changed the art world forever. His technique is said to have had a lasting impact on subsequent generations, such as the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements.