Dossier #4 M. Patrick Kinne 28 Juillet : La Liberté guidant le peuple • Artiste: Eugène Delacroix • 1830, Paris • L’huile sur toile • De l’école romantique • It’s “Romantic” characteristics include: – Expression of strong emotion – Emphasis on women and children – Nature is wild and untamed – Emphasis on nationalism • The painting represents the culture in which it was created by: – Illustrating the turbulence of within France as it was finding itself after the French Revolution of 1789. – Depicting the joining of different social classes united as one behind the figure of Liberty. – Celebrating the ideals of Romanticism Rationale For Saving • This painting is a national treasure. It is a reminder of what happens when power is neglected or abused. It represents the hope of each person that Liberty is attainable for all. It’s composition is dark and dirty, reminding us of where we’ve come from while also being bold enough to call us to not return there. For this reason, Liberté Guidant le Peuple must be saved for future generations.