TITLE

The Sultan's Authority: Delacroix, Painting, and Politics at the Salon of 1845

AUTHOR(S)
Olmsted, Jennifer W.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Mar2009, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the French romantic artist Eugène Delacroix and his painting "The Sultan of Morocco and His Entourage." The author states that Delacroix's painting was based on his experience accompanying the French diplomat Charles de Mornay to Morocco in 1832. The article examines Franco-Moroccan relations in the 19th century and the eventual signing of a peace treaty. The author explains that the painting's position within French political culture has received little attention. The article also discusses the size and composition of the painting, its iconography, and its colors.
ACCESSION #
37332042

 

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