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  • Delacroix, (Ferdinand Victor) Eugène 1798-1863. French romantic painter known for his vast, dramatic canvases and exuberant use of color, as in The Massacre of Chios (1824) and Liberty Leading the People (1831).

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  • n. French romantic painter (1798-1863)

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  • Everyone over the age of ten knew the name Delacroix, the famous philanthropist and head of D&D industries, the world's largest maker of cyborgs and the country's leading liberal voice.

    Art & Me

  • An ample (in every sense) selection of nudes recalled Delacroix's initial revulsion, recorded in his diary, at "a fat woman, back-view, and completely naked except for a carelessly painted rag over the lower part of the buttocks."

    Mesmerizing Museums

  • To turn from Doré to Delacroix is to take up the very different career of one of those "immortals" among whose works the great designer was eager to see his own unlucky paintings enrolled.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • Paris during the anti-austerity riots of the past week, with several agencies publishing images of young female protesters that recall Delacroix's famous painting of Marianne as

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  • Through a series of potted biographies, he presents a tour d'horizon of the romantic movement in 1824, a year that included "the Ninth Symphony, Byron's death" -- fighting for Greek freedom, by the way -- "Pushkin's Boris Godunov and 'To the Sea,' Delacroix's Massacre at Chios, Stendhal's Racine and Shakespeare, and Heine's Harz Journey and North Sea Pictures."

    'The Ninth: Beethoven and the World of 1824,' by Harvey Sachs

  • Géricault sent his "Wreck of the Medusa," Delacroix "The Barque of Dante," and Ary

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • It is already too late to redeem the older 100 franc '' Delacroix '' notes which ceased to be legal tender a year ago.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Painter Eugène Delacroix caught the French feel of the term in an 1849 diary entry describing décor in a house where he had dined: The luxe is arresting: rooms wrapped in magnificent silk, including the ceiling.

    The English Is Coming!

  • It belongs to the tradition of Titian and Rembrandt and Delacroix, and not just to the asceticism and idealism of the early twentieth century.

    James Elkins: How to Look at Mondrian

  • I know that sounds like a lot of money to you but to a billionaire like Mr. Delacroix, it's small potatoes.

    Art & Me

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