Fantasia arabe, Eugène Delacroix
Eugène Delacroix
Fantasia arabe
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Eugène Delacroix

Fantasia arabe, 1833


Dimensions
60.5 x 74.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1466
Acquisition
Acquired in 1910, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

Exotic, wild and dangerous – Delacroix presented this scene of galloping horsemen as a stereotypical image of the Orient. The painting was executed a year after his trip to Morocco. Dynamic movement dominates the depiction. The drama is created as much by the loose brushwork as by the contrast between the tumultuously galloping steeds and the Bedouin in the foreground, who is calmly watching the goings-on. With his painting style, Delacroix took a stand against the classical academic tradition, according to which art was to be characterised by clarity of line.

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Title
Fantasia arabe
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Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: Eug. Delacroix 1833.

Property and Acquisition

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1910, Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
  • 46C13112 carrousel
  • 43C1142 hunters hunting
  • 31A2351 sitting on the ground
  • 61D(ARABIA) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ARABIA) (ARABIA)
Secondary
  • 25K17 steppes, open fields

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15.05.2019