Eugene Delacroix

The good folks across the pond living in and around London have access to some remarkable exhibitions. After reading Jonathan Jones mini review of a Delacroix exhibit at The National Gallery I did a quick sketch of the artist using a ball point pen. Most pictures or portraits of Delacroix show him in the classic 1/4 turn where as I turned him to look directly at us as I typically do.

JJ in his mini review mentioned that Vincent Van Gogh much admired his work. As I was searching through various works of Delacroix’s I came across his painting titled ‘The Bedroom of Mornay’ and laughed when I pictured Van Gogh after seeing the painting going back to his studio to paint one of his interior bedroom pictures. …dh