The Death of Sardanapalus (detail)

Citation
The Death of Sardanapalus (detail)

Material Information

Title:
The Death of Sardanapalus (detail)
Creator:
Delacroix, Eug ( Artist : painter )
Musee du Louvre. ID=FPL
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Paris, France
Style: French Romantic
School: Romantic
Movement: Romanticism
French
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
A passionate, anarchical, and emotional painting a riot of excess, eroticism, and sadism. One of the most romantic paintings of the Romantic epoch; when it was first exhibited it produced a frisson of admiration mixed with horror at the barbarism of the image. The painting shows King Sardanapalus whose empire was being ravaged by the Medes, apparently unconcerned that his life, time, and empire have come to a crushing end. It illustrates the legend of King Assyrien who, besieged, had cut the throats of his wives and his horses, before following them in death.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1827.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1828.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-NFF0242 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.nff0242 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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A passionate, anarchical, and emotional painting a riot of excess, eroticism, and sadism. One of the most romantic paintings of the Romantic epoch; when it was first exhibited it produced a frisson of admiration mixed with horror at the barbarism of the image. The painting shows King Sardanapalus whose empire was being ravaged by the Medes, apparently unconcerned that his life, time, and empire have come to a crushing end. It illustrates the legend of King Assyrien who, besieged, had cut the throats of his wives and his horses, before following them in death.
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Style: French Romantic.
School: Romantic.
Movement: Romanticism.
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Painting;
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Closeup; killing of a concubine.


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