Eugene Delacroix / Fanatics of Tangier / 1837 - 1838Eugene Delacroix
Fanatics of Tangier
1837 - 1838

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Creator Name: Delacroix, Eugène
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1798 - 1863
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Eugene Delacroix
Title: Fanatics of Tangier
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1837
Creation End Date: 1838
Creation Date: 1837 - 1838
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.38-1/2 x W.51-1/2 in.
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 73.42.3
Credit Line: Bequest of Mr. Jerome Hill

Eugène Delacroix was the acknowledged master of the French Romantic school. In 1832, he traveled to North Africa with the French ambassador, Count de Mornay, who was to negotiate a treaty of friendship with the sultan of Morocco. One day in Tangier, the two hid in an attic and through the cracks of a shuttered window witnessed the frenzy of the Aïssaouas, a fanatical Muslim sect. The turmoil of that event is conveyed in this vividly colored and vigorously brushed depiction of the fanatics hurling themselves down the street. Of the pictures resulting from the Moroccan experiences, this remains one of Delacroix's most arresting.

AMICA ID: MIA_.73.42.3
Component Measured: canvas
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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