Eugène Delacroix - Horses Coming Out of the Sea 1860

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Horses Coming Out of the Sea 1860

Horses Coming Out of the Sea 1860
50x61cm oil/canvas
The Phillips Collection, Washington, United States

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From The Phillips Collection, Washington:
Horses Coming Out of the Sea, which Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix painted during the last few years of his life, is one of many canvases inspired by his travels to North Africa. This exotic journey left an indelible impression on the young Delacroix, and the numerous sketches he made during the excursion provided a rich source of motifs, which he drew upon throughout his career. Delacroix maintained, however, that he created the most successful of these scenes late in life: “I did not being to do anything passable in my African journey until the moment when I had sufficiently forgotten the small details so as to recall in my paintings only the striking and poetical aspects.