Arabs Traveling, 1855
Oil on canvas
54.1 x 65.1 cm (21 5/16 x 25 5/8 inches)
Museum Appropriation Fund 35.786
Delacroix accompanied a diplomatic mission to Morocco in 1832, and the experience had a profound influence on his artistic development. He filled many albums with sketches annotated with observations about color and light. On one excursion, he encountered a group of travelers on Arabian horses as they approached a valley. The scene was reimagined by Delacroix in Paris more than 20 years later, recalling the fragility of the sole woman on horseback. Loose brushstrokes create a flickering effect of movement and light across the painting’s surface.(December 16, 2016 – July 2, 2017)
European Paintings and Sculpture, ca. 1770 - 1937
Edited BySlimmon, Ann H, and Judith A. Singsen, eds.
Contributions byRosenfeld, Daniel, et al
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
TypeMonographs and CollectionsSelected Works
Edited ByWoolsey, Ann, ed.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
TypeMonographs and CollectionsA Handbook of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Edited ByWoodward, Carla M., and Franklin W. Robinson, eds.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1988
TypeMonographs and CollectionsExchange Exhibition, Exhibition ExchangeFrom the Collection of Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; From the Collection of The Museum of Art, Rhode
Contributions byMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, Brandesi University., 1967