Nineteenth Century
J.M.W. Turner, Snowstorm: Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, 1842.











Raft of the Medusa

Theodore Gericault, Raft of the Medusa, 1818 - 1819.











Theodore Gericault, Study of Hands and Feet, 1818 - 1819.











Raft of the Medusa
Jacques-Louis David, Oath of the Horatii, 1784 - 1785.
Theodore Gericault, Raft of the Medusa, 1818 - 1819.











Eugene Delacroix, Death of Sardanapalus, 1827.











Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830.











Ingres vs. Delacroix
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Odalisque with a Slave, 1839 - 1840.
Eugene Delacroix, Women of Algiers, 1834.
Those who favored line favored Ingres
Those who favored color favored Delacroix
  • Superb draftsmanship
  • Supreme colorist
  • Emphasis on line
  • Emphasis on drama and emotion
  • Ideal form
  • More painterly form
  • Delacroix called the art of Ingres "the complete expression of an incomplete intellect"
  • Ingres instrumental in preventing Delacroix's election into Academeie des Beaux Arts until 1857