Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People" Essay by Master Researcher

Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People"
This paper examine's Eugene Delacroix's artwork, "Liberty Leading the People" via iconography and iconology.
# 88726 | 1,125 words | 9 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Art (Artists) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper explores Eugene Delacroix's best known work of political romanticism, "Liberte Leading the People", attending to its iconographic, allegorical appeal, and the iconology of symbols and connected meanings. Like all art of the kind, the canvas appeals to human emotive tendencies and beliefs, as opposed to the more banal and disputed facts of July 1830 that saw the house of Orleans brought to power.

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"Iconography addresses the meaning of works of art, as compared to their form, towards exploration of iconology, as opposed to the viewer's merely intuitive recognition of what a work represents. Panofsky outlined the iconographic approach's focus on images and allegories as compared to more symbolic values obtained through iconological interpretation. (Meaning 40-41) James Rubin's article on Eugene Delacroix's work of the 1820s describes a young man whose career coincided with the rise of French romanticism, in the dissatisfaction preceding the revolution of July 28, 1830."

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