Tag Archives: Romanticism

Paul Delaroche

French Romantic painter and sculptor Paul Delaroche was born on July 17, 1797. He specialized in historical scenes after having trained initially as a landscape painter. He turned to figure painting in 1817 after failing to win the Prix de … Continue reading

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Une fleur bleue

Delacroix was arguably the greatest painter of the Romantic era. The musée Delacroix is located where the artist had his studio in a quiet courtyard on rue de Furstenberg near all the chic cafés on the Boulevard Saint-Germain des Prés . Right now, … Continue reading

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Le Radeau de la Méduse

The painter of one of the most famous works of the Romantic era, Frenchman Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault was born on September 26, 1791. He abandoned his formal art studies to copy masters at the Louvre for five years. He was also … Continue reading

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