24 jan – GRAPHIC ART
The ARTURE team would like to introduce you today a precursor of Romanticism. His works “Liberty Leading the People” and “The Barque of Dante” have brought him world fame. Admired by his contemporaries, he was even recognized as one of the greatest French painters of the 19th century. You guessed it, we’re going to talk about Eugène Delacroix. However, today we will only focus on Delacroix’s drawings and sketches. Let’s discover together the role and importance of drawings and sketches in Eugène Delacroix’s work.
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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT delacroix’s drawing
Eugène Delacroix is a French painter considered as the leader of Romanticism. An artistic movement that favours feeling over reason.
Delacroix attached great importance to sketches and studies. Throughout his life, he constantly took “visual notes”.
Delacroix did not hesitate to associate disparate elements. His aim was to use his sketches to create paintings in his workshop.
The vastness, eclecticism and influence of his work on paper make Delacroix one of the greatest artist of all time.
“An artist who sees a man fall off a roof must have finished drawing before the body touches the ground.” Eugene Delacroix
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“Delacroix’s drawings representing animals (wild animals, horses) are strikingly realistic.”Adrien ARTURE
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