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Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix

Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix Ovid among the Scythians oil painting on canvas
Ovid among the Scythians
Painting ID::  43323
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Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix Ovid among the Scythians oil painting on canvas



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  Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
  Charenton Saint Maurice 1798-Paris 1863,was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement. A fine lithographer, Delacroix illustrated various works of William Shakespeare, the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, and the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In contrast to the Neoclassical perfectionism of his chief rival Ingres, Delacroix took for his inspiration the art of Rubens and painters of the Venetian Renaissance, with an attendant emphasis on color and movement rather than clarity of outline and carefully modeled form. Dramatic and romantic content characterized the central themes of his maturity, and led him not to the classical models of Greek and Roman art, but to travel in North Africa, in search of the exotic.Friend and spiritual heir to Theodore Gericault,
  Ovid among the Scythians
  mk170 1859 Oil on canvas 87.6x130.2cm

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