Delacroix Does the Scythians

The new banner image is from Ovid among the Scythians (1859), painted twice by Delacroix at the end of his life in 1859 and 1862. This is currently in the National Gallery (London). There is a detailed Wikipedia page about these works, including a simple and accurate characterization: “wildness and …misunderstood genius were key concepts in Romanticism and are very well portrayed in these two paintings.”

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Former banner image – Eugene Delacroix, Ovid among the Scythians, 1859. National Gallery, London.

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