The lives, times, and works of the Romantics and Realists are chronicled in this selection from Kultur Films. These DVDs contain in-depth biographies of Courbet, Friedrich, Goya, Rossetti, Whistler, and Delacroix. DVD. 50 minutes each.
Delacroix — For many lovers of Western Art, the 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People remains the ultimate image of the Romantic Age. A contemporary, revolutionary canvas full of color and movement, it remains the masterpiece of the Frenchman Eugene Delacroix — a painter deeply aware of the Romantic spirit of the times. He was a friend of the composers Chopin and Berlioz, and was also a huge admirer of the tragic figure Byron. It was Byron's work that inspired The Death of Sardanapalus, one of the most abandoned and violent images of Romantic Art.
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