Eugene Delacroix was a French 19th century painter whose innovative techniques helped to shape future art movements as well as developing the Romanticist art movement which Delacroix himself was involved in.
This website looks at detail into the career of this impressive French painter and lists all of his major works, with photos of each included with in a helpful gallery further down this page.
The impact of Eugene Delacroix went well beyond just his art work as he had connections with several important areas of the French society and so this life is frequently studied in several different aspects.
French art played an important role with in Europe during the 19th century and Eugene Delacroix was just one of several painters who really helped to develop new ideas and influence future generations through their successful experimentation and variation on what had gone before.
Liberty Leading the People remains the most famous Eugene Delacroix painting of all, but there was a huge amount of work from his career which is worth taking note of as the painter managed to retain a high level of consistency through his extended career which lasted around 40 years in total.
Eugene Delacroix created Liberty Leading the People, which you can see above in all it's glory. Liberty Leading the People came around in 1830 and represents a key moment in French history, which is another reason why this particular painting remains the best known of all his paintings, with it being up against such a huge range of work.
All of the photos included in the gallery here are linked through to the Art.com Eugene Delacroix prints gallery where you can buy your own reproductions of the artist's original paintings as framed or unframed art prints, posters and stretched canvases.
Eugene Delacroix was an artist who concentrated on the art mediums of classic oil painting as well as lithographs and you will see a combination of the two included with in the gallery found here.
During the 19th century, classic French artists would not generally try out as many different mediums as artists do today, with modern creatives often experimenting with all sorts of mixed media as innovation and originality is now strongly encouraged.
Besides his paintings there were also many study piece sketches which the artist used to prepare as best he could for a major piece, with sketches often covering just a small section of the overall work, where Delacroix felt there were issues which made practice and artistic exploration beneficial.
You will also notice with in our gallery that Delacroix also produced many frescos with in his career and these came about as his reputation as an artist began to mature and from that some impressive commissions came, including several internal installations that required some artistic touches.
Frescos were the common route for artists of this time for most art covering walls on existing buildings. See below for some of the most notable Delacroix frescos, with an explanation aside each on the location in which they were created.