Delacroix Turns His Eye On Animals

Delacroix - tiger

The Romantic painted Eugène Delacroix was described by the poet Charles Baudelaire as such:  “Delacroix was passionately in love with passion, but coldly determined to express passion as clearly as possible.” Looking at these paintings of animals – a tiger, a puma, a lion attacked a boar, a cat’s head, and a Mandarin drake – certainly affirms that description.

Delacroix-puma-1859 Delacroix-lion-and-boar1853 Delacroix-Cat-head Delacroix-a-mandarin-drake

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