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Liberty Leading the People

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Eugene Delacroix - Liberty Leading the People 1830 -
the Louvre museum

Delacroix's most influential work came in 1830 with the painting Liberty Leading the People, which for choice of subject and technique highlights the differences between the romantic approach and the neoclassical style. Less obviously, it also differs from the Romanticism of Géricault and the Raft of the Medusa, for

"Delacroix felt his composition more vividly as a whole, thought of his figures and crowds as types, and dominated them by the symbolic figure of Republican Liberty which is one of his finest plastic inventions…"

Probably Delacroix's best known painting, it is an unforgettable image of Parisians, having taken up arms, marching forward under the banner of the tricolore representing liberty, equality, and fraternity; Delacroix was inspired by contemporary events to invoke the romantic image of the spirit of liberty. The soldiers lying dead in the foreground offer poignant counterpoint to the symbolic female figure, who is illuminated triumphantly, as if in a spotlight.

The French government bought the painting but officials deemed its glorification of liberty too inflammatory and removed it from public view. Nonetheless, Delacroix still received many government commissions for murals and ceiling paintings. He seems to have been trying to represent the spirit and the character of the people, rather than glorify the actual event, a revolution against King Charles X which did little other than bring in a different king, Louis-Philippe, to power.

Following the Revolution of 1848 that saw the end of the reign of King Louis Philippe, Delacroix' painting, Liberty Leading the People, was finally put on display by the newly elected President, Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III.) Today, it is visible in the Louvre museum.

The boy holding a gun up on the right is sometimes thought to be an inspiration of the Gavroche character in Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, Les Misérables. The man with the top hat on the left is a self-portrait of the artist.
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the Louvre museum

Delacroix's most influential work came in 1830 with the painting Liberty Leading the People, which for choice of subject and technique highlights the differences between the romantic approach and the neoclassical style. Less obviously, it also differs from the Romanticism of Géricault and the Raft of the Medusa, for

"Delacroix felt his composition more vividly as a whole, thought of his figures and crowds as types, and dominated them by the symbolic figure of Republican Liberty which is one of his finest plastic inventions…"

Probably Delacroix's best known painting, it is an unforgettable image of Parisians, having taken up arms, marching forward under the banner of the tricolore representing liberty, equality, and fraternity; Delacroix was inspired by contemporary events to invoke the romantic image of the spirit of liberty. The soldiers lying dead in the foreground offer poignant counterpoint to the symbolic female figure, who is illuminated triumphantly, as if in a spotlight.

The French government bought the painting but officials deemed its glorification of liberty too inflammatory and removed it from public view. Nonetheless, Delacroix still received many government commissions for murals and ceiling paintings. He seems to have been trying to represent the spirit and the character of the people, rather than glorify the actual event, a revolution against King Charles X which did little other than bring in a different king, Louis-Philippe, to power.

Following the Revolution of 1848 that saw the end of the reign of King Louis Philippe, Delacroix' painting, Liberty Leading the People, was finally put on display by the newly elected President, Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III.) Today, it is visible in the Louvre museum.

The boy holding a gun up on the right is sometimes thought to be an inspiration of the Gavroche character in Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, Les Misérables. The man with the top hat on the left is a self-portrait of the artist.
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Wallpaper Comments (7)

Jeanney
Posted by Jeanney on 07/16/11 at 05:26 AM
Un jour en France, on refera encore la Révolution ! Nos politiques, industriels et banquiers sont devenus pires que les nobles de cette époque. Ils sont la honte pour ceux qui ont fait la révolution ! Un jour prochain, on leur coupera la tête ! et on re-dansera la Carmagnole !!!! :D
For2mains
Posted by For2mains on 11/04/10 at 02:59 AM
Freedom !!!
:D:):D
Ahava
Posted by Ahava on 09/29/10 at 01:11 AM
Vive Liberté! lovely image...
MilkymyCat4433
Posted by MilkymyCat4433 on 08/19/10 at 04:17 AM
beautiful history pic 1+ faved
blackriver
Posted by blackriver on 08/07/10 at 02:08 AM
Freedom !
Lamamake
Posted by Lamamake on 05/16/10 at 05:46 PM
Liberté, egalité et fraternité! Nice pic and rated :)
Ayla
Posted by Ayla on 10/25/09 at 04:33 AM
Very beautiful composition.
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Uploaded By: Marianne
Date Uploaded: September 20, 2009
Filename: Delacroix-1687x1340.jpg
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File Size: 3.06MB
Category: Political

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