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Tiger Hunt - Eugene Delacroix. 73.5x92.5
Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) is rightfully considered the head of French romanticism. For a long time he was not recognized by official art circles, sacredly honoring the traditions of the academic school, he created new art, becoming an idol for young painters. Delacroix drew bright colors from his impressions of travels in North Africa, where he watched amazing scenes of hunting for wild animals. The artist was remarkably successful in complex angles, he masterfully arranged the figures on the plane, choosing the most expressive and dynamic patterns.
The desperate struggle of the animal and the cold-blooded, clearly verified actions of the hunters, the horror of a distraught horse standing on its hind legs, ready to lose its rider, its dangerous position, which requires tremendous efforts - to sit on a horse and hit an angry tiger - this purely romantic glow of passion, characteristic for the art of Delacroix, excites the feelings of the audience.