Eugene Delacroix’s Moroccan Sketchbooks

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Delacroix’s Moroccan Sketchbooks

Abstract:
This paper covers one of the primary artistic leaders of French Romanticism, Eugène Delacroix. Specifically focusing on the main crux in his oeuvre, the French diplomatic mission to Morocco in 1832 along with the works he produced in this six-month period. While in Morocco, he kept detailed notes and sketchbooks about the surrounding culture and events that transpired. The sketchbooks and watercolors are of particular note and stand out in his life as a unique and inspiring artist journal. These illustrate theories of romanticism and the developing thought process to impressionism.

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