Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Fluid brushwork and a bold use of color set Eugene Delacroix apart from his contemporaries. The French painter's work is detailed in the one-hour program Portrait of an Artist: Eugene Delacroix- The Restless Eye. Now considered one of the best of the Romantic artists, Delacroix traveled in elite circles. His lifestyle was documented in his journal which grew increasingly popular over time. As well as being a social butterfly, Delacroix was an influential Impressionist. His signature use of a rich palette created a unique emotional landscape. Above all, Delacroix sought to move people through his work.
France, masterpiece, writing, artist