Delacroix t-shirt Liberty
The Paris uprising of July 27, 28, and 29, 1830, known as the Trois Glorieuses ("Three Glorious Days"), was initiated by the liberal republicans against the violation of the Constitution by the Second Restoration government. Charles X, the last Bourbon king of France, was overthrown and replaced by Louis Philippe, Duke of Orleans.
Delacroix, who witnessed the uprising, perceived it as a modern subject for a painting; the resulting work reflects the same romantic fervor he had applied to Massacre at Chios, a painting inspired by the Greek war of Independence.
Original work: Le 28 juillet, la Liberté guidant le peuple (28 juillet 1830) - 1831 260 x 325 cm - Oil on canvas
Museum: Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes: Allegory, History, Painting, Historic scenes
Art movements: French paintings, Romanticism, 19th century
Artist: Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)