The Journals of Eugne Delacroix

During his lifetime, Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was regarded as the leader of the French Romantic school. His works portray the lives of a group of people from various cultures. Some of his most famous paintings include Liberty Leading the People and The Convulsionaries of Tangiers.

Eugène Delacroix

Medea about to Kill Her Children

Having killed two of her children, Medea has a lot to think about. She has lost her home, her husband and her children. She is about to bury her own children.

She also has a lot to think about in terms of the morality of her act. If she murders her children, she will be separating them from her own sons in death. She will be deprived of a meaningful relationship with them, and she will be in pain.

The play’s central theme can be interpreted as the death of children. The death of children is not a new topic in Greek literature. Whether the play is dealing with the death of Jason or Medea’s own children, the theme of the children is an important one.

The main reason why Medea kills her children is to leave Jason childless. The death of children shifts sympathy away from Medea and towards Jason.

Despite the fact that the play does not actually state that she is going to bury her own children, Medea does the right thing by burying them in the temple of Hera. She does not do this because she has no place to bury them, or because she wants to get revenge on Jason. She does this because she knows she will live in regret.

Unlike other mythical figures, Medea does not fit into the Athenian philosophy of “normal women”. The woman does not have an “instinct for the feminine” and is not described as a “normal woman”. Her character is characterized as a skilled and intelligent woman.

She uses her intelligence to manipulate men. She does this by convincing Aegeus, King of Athens, that he is an imposter. She convinces him that she can make him sterile, if he will allow her to live in his home. She makes him promise to keep her safe.

Liberty Leading the People

Symbol of liberty, Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix is one of the most famous paintings in history. It is also a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Originally known as Scenes from the Barricades, it was first displayed at the Salon of 1831.

The French government purchased Liberty Leading the People in 1831, and later gave it to the Louvre in 1874. It was not available for public viewing during the reign of King Charles X, but was put back on display at the Louvre after the Revolution of 1848.

In the painting, a large woman stands in the center, holding a tricolor. This is the flag of the French Republic. It is believed that this figure is the early version of Marianne, the goddess of Liberty.

In the painting, the woman is surrounded by a mass of soldiers, who may or may not be armed. There are also other figures, including a day laborer, wearing a blue jacket, and a man holding a pistol.

The crowd in the painting is filled with emotion, as well as enthusiasm and excitement. In the background, there are corpses, which represent those who died in the fighting. The unknown light source highlights the dead bodies.

Originally, Liberty Leading the People was intended to be displayed in the throne room of the Palais du Luxembourg. The French government intended to hang the work there when Louis-Philippe became king. However, the painting was rejected by contemporary critics.

After the artist’s death in 1863, the painting entered the Musee du Luxembourg. The work was later moved to the Louvre, where it has been exhibited ever since. It is one of the most well-known paintings of the nineteenth century.

Convulsionaries of Tangiers

During his travels, Delacroix came across a group of fanatics in Tangiers, a religious festival held by the Isawiyya brotherhood. He recalled the scene vividly. In the following year, he painted The Convulsionaries of Tangiers. This painting is now in the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

In 1832, Delacroix went to Morocco as part of a French diplomatic mission. He was impressed by the work of the artist Paul Gaugin, whom he thought resembled him. He also found inspiration in the literature of William Shakespeare and the works of Lord Byron.

When he returned to Paris, he began to draw and paint. He continued to be fascinated by the images of North Africa. In fact, Delacroix was one of the first French painters to travel to the region. During his stay, he made over 100 sketches of the local people. He used these sketches to create paintings in Paris.

While in Paris, he also worked on religious paintings, notably Jacob Wrestling with the Angel and Liberty Leading the People. These works were highly praised for their looseness of form and color.

He was one of the first French artists to visit North Africa, and he was a pioneer of Orientalism. Throughout his career, he returned to themes from his North Africa experience.

While painting The Mosque, Renoir was able to capture the energy of Delacroix’s The Convulsionaries of Tangiers. He later exhibited his copy of the painting at the Paris Salon.

The Convulsionaries of Tangiers is a work of art that represents the Isawiyya brotherhood’s devotional activities in Tangiers. It is a large, colorful painting that depicts a group of Sufi men in a frenzy of passion.

Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi

During the Greek War of Independence, many residents of Missolonghi attempted to break out of the Ottoman-controlled town. Some planned to escape through walls, while others planned to commit mass suicide. Eventually, the siege of Missolonghi was successful, but a majority of the population was killed.

A painting by French artist Eugene Delacroix is titled “Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi”. The work depicts a woman kneeling on a rock, spreading her arms as a sign of sadness. The woman’s costume is a traditional Greek one.

The painting, which has been interpreted as an allegory, is actually a figurative representation of the Third Siege of Missolonghi. This was a war between the Ottoman Turks and Greek rebels that occurred in 1826. The city was attacked by the Turkish army and was quickly devastated. It was a tragic event, but the French public was fascinated by the subject.

The painting is an example of the Romantic style. Delacroix used the technique of combining oil on canvas to create his work. He also used early depictions of the Virgin Mary and the Madonna of Mercy. He did not paint a lot of works in his early years, but this one is his most important.

The painting carries messages of life, death, and rebirth. The woman’s kneeling position is symbolic of her desire for Greece. She is wearing a classic Greek outfit, and her arms are open, showing her sadness. The painting also features a hand in the rubble at her feet, which represents the dead and victims of the war.

The painting also includes a figure in the background, which stands out from the rest of the painting. It is a dark, complicated figure wearing a yellow turban and a red cuff. This is a representation of the enemy.


During the nineteenth century, the Journals of Eugne Delacroix were among the most influential artists’ diaries of their time. They were not a typical diary, but rather a collection of observations and ideas about art. Whether Delacroix’s personal life was revealed in his journal is unclear, but his views about art were clear.

He was an enthusiastic draftsman, and his paintings demonstrated mastery of the new Romantic style. His work was characterized by vivid colours and lush brushwork. He used his own style of colour harmony, in which warm yellow and orange tones are contrasted with cool blue and violet tones.

Delacroix’s style influenced the development of Impressionism and other modernist movements. His paintings depicted dramatic scenes of literature and history, and his brushwork is marked by loose, painterly strokes.

Although he often painted large-scale canvases, Delacroix also painted murals and ceilings for public buildings. His artistic career was characterized by numerous important commissions for churches and other public buildings in France. His animal paintings embody the Romantic movement’s fascination with the wild. He used sketches of domestic cats and based his paintings on studies of nature in Paris’s Jardin des Plantes.

Delacroix’s writing style is at times a little lofty and at other times down to earth. He was an intensely emotional artist, and his journal is an interesting record of his life and his ideas about art.

The Journals of Delacroix, edited by Hubert Wellington, are published by Phaidon Press. This series includes translations by Lucy Norton. They are an invaluable record of anarchic ways of life and artistic practices at the front line of the bohemian culture.

The journal was kept for the last sixteen years of Delacroix’s life, and is a rich resource for understanding how he saw and thought about art. It is one of the most influential artists’ diaries of the nineteenth century, and is now a staple of the art world.