Horse Frightened by a Storm, by Eugène Delacroix. 🎨One of8/14/2021, 1:46:04 PM
Horse Frightened by a Storm, by Eugène Delacroix. 🎨One of the many masterpieces by the French master, this horse frightened by a lightning beside the seashore is probably inspired by Géricault. Delacroix was celebrated by his contemporaries almost exclusively as a painter, as he was reluctant to part with his drawings, which were not meant either for public display or for collectors. He kept his sketches and studies in his studio, which thus became publicly known only after his death. One of the rare exceptions is this one of his most dramatic works, which soon after completion he gave as a present to a friend, portrait and landscape painter Louis-Auguste Schwiter, in gratitude for the casts of a collection of antique medals, from which Delacroix made lithographs. Delacroix's watercolour embodies all that the horse stood for in the eyes of the Romantics: power, nobility, untamed passion and intensified emotions. 👨🎨Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863) was one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period of the 19th century. He received the best training in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts and became known as a leading figure of the French Romantic era. Inspired by history, literature and exotic locales, his masterpieces include "Liberty Leading the People" and "The Death of Sardanapalus": the former earned him the Légion d’honneur and the latter harsh critizism. After his long and inspiring stay in Morrocco, he worked on plenty of public commissions, reaching new highs thanks to the inspiration he found on history, literature and music. 📐Height: 23.6 cm (9.3 in). Width: 32 cm (12.6 in). Watercolour on paper, circa 1824. 🏛Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. What do you think about this? Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨! Shop your art in the Link in Bio.