Sunday, August 03, 2014


The interconnectivity of groove and the tao of art: Here comes Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) and a sort of connect-the-dots adventure, ranging from my first glimpse -- a Delacroix depiction of Cleopatra and her nestled asp shown by the Ackland in Chapel Hill, North Carolina -- to the Wallace Collection in London, to a couple of exotic scenes in Madrid at el Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza, and on to the Dallas Museum of Art and this painting just yesterday, a work completed by the time Delacroix turned thirty, known as Woman in a Blue Turban / Femme dans un turban bleu (circa 1827). For this photo, I wanted to include the frame and did. 
Pretty much every adult reading these words has an awareness of Delacroix on some level, but if you don't believe it, check out his La Liberté guidant le peuple / Liberty Leading the People (1830) on the internet.

The world's lively interconnectivity crackles through corresponding writings by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who also connects directly with Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). But more on those connect-the-dots at a latter time, maybe. 

Today's Rune: The Mystery Rune.   


the walking man said...

This portrait reminds me of Rembrandt Peale, the realism and use of color just awesome.

Charles Gramlich said...

Didn't he do "Horses coming out of the sea? which is something I remember seeing in college and just being in awe of.

Erik Donald France said...

Thanks, dudes, for the comments ~ cheers ~! Yeah-man, WM ~ Yeah-man, CG ~ muscular horses, to hoof ~!