Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Another picture of Jacob wrestling the Angel of the Lord

Eugene Delacroix

This is a nice picture, but I do think the nightgown is a bit impractical for wrestling.


Rose~ said...

Delacroix is one of the great baroque artists. I love the wild sense of movement he portrays. Such interesting compositions.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Quite so.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Wait a minute, Rose. Delacroix was not Baroque. He is from the Romantic period.

The Baroque period ended about the middle of the 18th century.

Rose~ said...

are you sure?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...


Rose~ said...

well I wasn't an art history major after all :~)

Rose~ said...

His paintings remind me of Baroque:
Baroque artists created art that was ornately decorated, dynamic and was filled with emotion. All available space on a canvas was filled with action, detail and movement.

I found a page that says he was influenced by Baroque, so I am defending myself, I suppose, by explaining why I might have thought so, even if I was a few hundred years off! hehe :~)


Another influence on Delacroix, as we have seen, was Rubens, who represented a particular strain of classicism often referred to as Baroque.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I was not an art history major either.

I am sure Delacroix was influenced to some degree by Baroque, but his works were many years after the end of Baroque and firmly belong to the Romantic era.

Every Blessing in Christ


Palm boy said...

I am definetly using this painting in my lesson sunday. Thanks matt!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Great. What are you going to say about it?