Jewish wedding in Morocco
lithograph (stone engraving) Morocco - ref: 127
|Imp. Bertauts, Paris|
|Detail of a lithograph made after a painting of the famous french orientalist Eugene Delacroix. Eugène Delacroix, or Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix in full, is numbered among the greatest and most influential of French painters and often classified as an artist of the Romantic school, the reason why some later called him "The Prince of Romanticism".|
This painting is a result of Delacroix observations in Morocco.
In 1832, Delacroix accompanied a French embassy to the sultan of Morocco.
What he used to do was to fill notebooks with drawings and rough sketches to provide a source of inspiration for his works. He would describe the scene he attended by detail in writing, including the colour. His oriental pictures are never simply descriptions of local customs. For Delacroix imagination was an essential part of his painting.
Using his Moroccan sketches and detailed notes as a guide, Delacroix strove to capture this natural grace in his painted figures. Late in his career, he produced a number of paintings stemming from memory, colored by his imagination, of Moroccan journeys.
Delacroix's career was studded with honors and he was admired by many other artists for his originality. 'The last of the great artists of the Renaissance and the first modern'; thus Baudelaire on Delacroix.
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