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Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix and Van Dyck – as well as Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Bellows, and Auerbach… You can see key works by all these- and many more- great artists in the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts for free. There’s also … Read more

Franz Marc (1880-1916)

Lion Hunt (after Delacroix) Berlin, 1913 Woodcut on handmade Japanese paper 28.2 x 34 cm; mount: 63 x 51.5 cm  Marc uses the woodcut technique to simplify this composition, taken from a Delacroix (1798-1863) painting of 1855, so creating strong shapes that are typical of the German Expressionist style. The eye is drawn to the … Read more

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

A Wild Horse  France, 1828 Lithograph on chine collé The energy and beauty of an untamed horse is captured perfectly by Delacroix. The versatile technique of lithography accurately describes the texture of the horse’s coat and the momentary nature of this scene shown through the animal’s frightened response to a gust of wind. It dates … Read more

Eugène Delacroix (1798 – 1863)

Saint Stephen Borne Away by his Disciples Paris, 1862 Oil on canvas 46.6 x 38 cm Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death outside the walls of Jerusalem in 35 AD.  As darkness falls, his disciples carry away his body.  They look anxiously about, whilst one cleans blood from the steps.  The … Read more