Top Ten Paintings by Eugène Delacroix

Top Ten Paintings by Eugène Delacroix

Self Portrait

       Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was born on April 26, 1798 at Saint-Maurice-en-Chalencon, Ardèche, in the Rhône-Alpes Region of France. There is reason to believe that his father, Charles Delacroix, was infertile at the time of Eugène’s conception and that his real father was Talleyrand, who was a friend of the family, and whom the adult Eugène resembled in appearance and character. He was trained by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin in the neoclassical style of Jacques-Louis David, but was strongly influenced by the more colorful and rich style of the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and fellow French artist Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) whose works marked an introduction to romanticism in art. Delacroix’s developing technique would prove to be an important influence on others. His use of expressive color profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionist movement.

  1. Liberty Leading the People (1830)

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  2. Odalisque (1857)

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  3. Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople (1840)

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  4. Girl Seated in a Cemetery (1824)

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  5. Algerian Women in Their Apartments (1834)

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  6. The Abduction of Rebecca (1846)

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  7. Reclining Odalisque (1827)

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  8. Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi (1826)

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  9. Arab Saddling His Horse (1855)

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  10. Portrait of Frederic Villot (1832)
    Portrait of Frederic Villot
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  11. Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard (1839)

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  12. The Sea from the Heights of Dieppe (1852)

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  13. A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother (1830)

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  14. The Death of Sardanapalus (1827)

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  15. Apollo Slays Python

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  16. The Barque of Dante (1822)

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  17. Medea about to Kill Her Children (1838)

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  18. Female Nude Reclining on a Divan (1825)

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  19. The Lion Hunt (1861)

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  20. Combat of Giaour and Hassan (1826)

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  21. The Shipwreck of Don Juan (1840)

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  22. The Massacre of Chios (1825)

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  23. Arab Riders on Scouting Mission (1862)

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  24. Self Portrait (1837)
    Self Portrait
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  25. The Fanatics of Tangier (1837)

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