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Convulsionists of Tangiers

Convulsionists of Tangiers
ArtistEugène Delacroix
Year1837–38
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions95.5  × 128.5 cm  (37.6  × 50.6 in )
LocationMinneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

Convulsionists of Tangiers (also The Fanatics of Tangier) is an 1837–38 painting by the French Romantic visual artist Eugène Delacroix.[1][2] It is held by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

History

In 1832, while in Morocco as part of a French diplomatic mission, Delacroix witnessed the devotional activities of members of the Isawiyya brotherhood in Tangiers.

Initially the artist did a sketch from his memories of the event, then later several watercolors, and finally four of five years later this painting.[3]

References

  1. ^ Kantrowitz, Jonathan (October 21, 2015). "Art History News: Delacroix's Influence: The Rise of Modern Art from Cézanne to van Gogh"".
  2. ^ "Convulsionists of Tangier, Eugène Delacroix | Mia". Collections.artsmia.org. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  3. ^ "Enjoy a private view of Delacroix in Paris". Independent.co.uk. 19 February 2016.
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