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  • Arab Saddling his Horse

    Artist:
    Delacroix, Eugène. 1798-1863
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    56x47 cm

Delacroix, Eugène. 1798-1863

Arab Saddling his Horse

France, 1855

Delacroix was a founder of the Romantic trend in 19th-century painting. He took this subject from his recollections of a journey he made through North Africa in 1832. The artist's works on Oriental themes are marked by a synthesis of realistic details rendered with ethnographical precision and the Romantic mood. This work is a good example of such an approach, in which an ordinary scene is treated as something unusual: the wild, deserted landscape, the dark sky with thunder-clouds, the sword in the foreground and the anxiety of the horse all endow the scene with a troublous mood.

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Arab Saddling his Horse

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oil

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56x47 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1922; transferred from the Kushelevskaya Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts

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ГЭ-3852

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