For many lovers of Western Art, the 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People remains the ultimate image of the Romantic Age. A contemporary, revolutionary canvas full of color and movement, it remains the masterpiece of the Frenchman Eugene Delacroix - a painter deeply aware of the Romantic spirit of the times.
He was a friend of the composers Chopin and Berlioz, and was also a huge admirer of the tragic figure of Byron. It was Byron's work that inspired The Death of Sardanapalus, one of the most abandoned and violent images of Romantic Art.
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