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Part of European Paintings
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Date: 1846Accession Number: 03.30
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, Montauban 1780–1867 Paris)
Date: ca. 1810Accession Number: 29.100.23
Date: 1823Accession Number: 19.77.2
Théodore Chassériau (French, Le Limon, Saint-Domingue, West Indies 1819–1856 Paris)
Date: 1841Accession Number: 2002.291
Théodore Gericault (French, Rouen 1791–1824 Paris)
Date: ca. 1819–20Accession Number: 41.17
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Artistic production in Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century was dominated by the conflict between two aesthetic movements, Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
This gallery features works by the artists generally regarded as the most prominent representatives: J. A. D. Ingres and his students Chassériau and Lehmann; and Eugène Delacroix and his master, Théodore Gericault. Ingres's works were said to elevate the prominence of line over color, exemplified by his Odalisque in Grisaille and the two portraits of M. and Mme. Leblanc. Delacroix's works promoted the expressive use of color and furious, Baroque-style compositions.
This gallery is one of two that comprise The André Meyer Galleries (see also Gallery 802).
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