Эжен Делакруа - Смерть Сарданапала 1827

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Эжен Делакруа - Смерть Сарданапала 1827

Смерть Сарданапала 1827
392x496см холст/масло
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

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The Death of Sardanapalus is based on the tale of Sardanapalus, the last king of Assyria, from the historical library of Diodorus Siculus, the ancient Greek historian, and is a work of the era of Romanticism. This painting uses rich, vivid and warm colours, and broad brushstrokes. It was inspired by Lord Byron's play Sardanapalus (1821), and in turn inspired a cantata by Hector Berlioz, Sardanapale (1830), and also Franz Liszt's opera, Sardanapale (1845–52, unfinished).