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Patriots, Pashas, and Peasants: French Painting from Delacroix to Courbet - Kathryn Calley Galitz

Bashi-Bazouk

Kathryn Calley Galitz, Associate Museum Educator, MMA

The 1820s witnessed the birth of Romanticism, as Delacroix, Ingres, and other French artists embraced new subjects, inspired by cross-Channel exchanges and the lure of the exotic. The Paris Salon of 1824 launched the battle between the Romantics and the Classicists, an aesthetic struggle that defined a generation of French artists. By mid-century, the modern-life subjects of Courbet and Manet threatened to subvert the artistic establishment, setting the stage for the Impressionist revolution.

Todays topic:
Drawing Lines: Classicism versus Romanticism.

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This series is made possible by The Arthur Gillender Fund.

Above: Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904). Bashi-Bazouk, 1868–69. Oil on canvas; 31 3/4 x 26 in. (80.6 x 66 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,  Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008  (2008.547.1)

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