Red, the color of passion and romanticism by excellence, is the perfect hue to match Frederic Villot’s Sardanapale, tribute to the masterpiece by Delacroix in the Louvre, for whom « the first virtue of a painting is to be a feast for the eyes.»
Delacroix liked fashion and paid attention to his style as a true dandy, as we can see in this copy of his self-portrait by Hippolyte-Charles Gaultron exhibited in Delacroix museum.
We remember then, in front of this painting, these words by Baudelaire : « Beautiful as a tiger » ! Yes indeed, the french romantic master who was famous for his lyrical depictions of cat-like owns this feline charm himself.
Anne Muraro’s words @parisdeluxearty