Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

EIk Kahng. Ausst'publikation. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara. Yale University Press 2014. Beiträge von Marc Gotlieb, Michèle Hannooch. Englisch. 165 Seiten, 24,6 x 29,7 cm. 1,5 kg. Fester Einband. 9780300199444. art-24042
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This groundbreaking publication centers on a previously unknown variation of Eugène Delacroix’s (1798-1863) dramatic masterpiece The Last Words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, published here for the first time.

This book offers a compelling reassessment of the relationship of the artist, widely considered a primary exemplar of Romanticism, to Neoclassical themes, as demonstrated by his life-long fascination with the death of Marcus Aurelius. Through this investigation, the authors reinterpret Delacroix’s lineage to such fellow artists as Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825).

Playing on the various interpretations of the word finish,” the book also offers a fascinating account of Delacroix’s famously troubled collaboration with his studio assistants, his conflicted feelings about pedagogy, and his preoccupation with the fate of civilizations.