Thursday, July 2, 2009

Romantic Susanna

Susanna and the elders by the French painter Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856).

Chassériau started as a pupil in the the atelier of Ingres and received there a classical academic education. But later he fell under the influence of Delacroix the romantic opponent of Ingres. This Susanna with its exaggerated gestures, the impressive colors and the concentration on a few important details is pure romanticism.

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