Last Modified: 2012-04-29
one of the most renowned Romantic painters of the 19th century
•traveled to Morocco and Algiers in 1830
•rejected Italian pilgrimage normally taken by French artists
•subject matter began to include Eastern peoples, clothing, decorative objects
•luminous quality of light
The Death of Sardanapalus Delacroix
One of the first 19th century artists to approach modern-life subjects as opposed to mythological or Biblical
First to lead away from Romanticism towards Realism, Impressionism
•highly influenced by Delacroix
•visited Egypt in 1850s
•several subsequent trips to Near East
•nostalgia for a culture in which women were very much in their place.
Edward Saïd on contemporary Western depictions of the Middle Eastern man
•our projected dreams and desires
Painter who went from:
France to the Polynesian Islands,
From Impressionist to Symbolist
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