Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix [ø.ʒɛn də.la.kʁwa] (* April 26 1798 in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, Paris; † August 13 1863 in Paris) was a French Painter. He is considered to be a great artist because of the vividness of his imagination and because of his generous Colors as a pioneer of the Impressionism and presented annually in the Paris salon Painting whose passionate Sujets caused a sensation and not infrequently shocked.
The works of Delacroix are admittedly attributed to the French Late Romanticism However, he refused to be associated with the popular current of the romantic school to be added to the list. He became the model for many Impressionists, who decided to break away from the Romantic school and the Classicism delimited.
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