The revolutionary urban sketcher

“Art is not about what we see, but what we make others see…”


One of the most famous faces of French history is ‘Liberty Leading the People’. The painting that contains the image of this powerful female was painted in 1830, and holds a prominent place in the galleries of the Louvre. The artist is Eugene Delcrouix. Delcrouix was a prolific Romanticist painter. However, before he settled into his dramatic style, he had a more simple beginning. As part of a French diplomatic mission to Morocco, he was tasked with capturing the local people, places and culture. The simple, relaxed and evocative illustrations of his sketchbooks from that trip, make him one of the original urban sketchers. #gottostartsomewhere #letsmakelemonade

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