Self-portrait by Eugene Delacroix

Self portrait by Eugene Delacroix

Delacroix pictured himself in a pose full of dignity. But the expression of the face reveals the discrepancy between the inner self of the artist and his creative research. In the will, he wrote that the picture is far from complete.

However, the nervousness and uncertainty of the image are not due to this; they are typical for the work of Delacroix at that time and reveal his emotional excitement. For a long time there was debate about the dating of the picture. As a result, art critics agreed that the artist created it in 1832, portraying himself somewhat younger than he looked at his 34 years.

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