Art: He Had a Sun in His Head

When the centennial of Delacroix's birth rolled around in 1898, France made nothing of the occasion for, as impressionism grew in favor, paintings of the great romantic offended public taste. Now, on the centennial of his death, it seems as if the art world cannot hear or see enough of Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix. A spate of articles has appeared in the art magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, and at least three new books on him are coming out.* Earlier this year Toronto put on a Delacroix retrospective, and 3 last week...

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