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Delacroix
Delacroix
Lee, Simon2015
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Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) 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. In this new monograph, part of Phaidon's Art and Ideas series, Simon Lee, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art the University of Reading, examines the work of Delacroix within the framework of his turbulent times, as France experienced the upheavals of the Napoleonic era. Written in a lively and accessible style, and incorporating the latest scholarship on the artist, Lee provides fresh analyses into the life and times of Delacroix and uncovers the creative process behind his most famous works.
Main title:
Delacroix / Simon Lee.
Imprint:
London : Phaidon, 2015.
Collation:
352 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Contents:
1.Growing up with Napoleon 1798--1822 -- 2.Confession and Massacre Early Romanticism -- 3.Dandified Anglophilia England and English Culture -- 4.From Outcast to Patriot The 1827 Salon and the 1830 Revolution -- 5.Eastern Delights The Trip to North Africa and Its Aftermath -- 6.Great Walls to Cover Official Romanticism -- 7.The Imagination and Its Mysteries Literature, Music and Art -- 8.Creative Seclusion The Final Years 1848--63 -- 9.The Liberation of Colour Delacroix's Legacy.
ISBN:
9780714839837
Dewey class:
759.4
Language:
English
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