French Romantic Painter, 1798-1863
For 40 years Eugene Delacroix was one of the most prominent and controversial painters in France. Although the intense emotional expressiveness of his work placed the artist squarely in the midst of the general romantic outpouring of European art, he always remained an individual phenomenon and did not create a school. As a personality and as a painter, he was admired by the impressionists, postimpressionists, and symbolists who came after him.
Born on April 28, 1798, at Charenton-Saint-Maurice, the son of an important public official, Delacroix grew up in comfortable upper-middle-class circumstances in spite of the troubled times. He received a good classical education at the Lycee Imperial. He entered the studio of Pierre Narcisse Guerin in 1815, where he met Theodore Gericaul
ID: 62873 Woman with a Parrot 1827 Oil on canvas, 24,5 x 32,5 cm Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyons Delacroix painted the Recumbent Odalisque, also known as Woman with a Parrot, on his return from England. Representing one of Delacroix's favourite models, Laure, it forms one of a series of nudes, which includes the Female Nude Reclining on a Divan in the Louvre and the Odalisque of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. In their tonal refinement they emphasise the connections between Delacroix and Bonington. Artist: DELACROIX, Eugene Title: Woman with a Parrot , painting Date: 1801-1850 French : genre