Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1798-1863

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Date of Work

1821

Medium

Lithograph

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

Eugene Delacroix is best remembered for his politically inspired paintings, such as The Massacre of Chios and Liberty Leading the People, but much of his other art was inspired by literature. The print on display is from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, which contained nineteen lithographs. Because of their unconventional large format and emotionally charged style, Delacroix's freely drawn images were not received well by his contemporary middle-class public as book illustrations.

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