Revolution, death , transformation and art: Delacroix's 'Scenes from the Massacres at Chios'

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2013-06
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Devetzidis, Areti
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Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ)
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Abstract
“Of all foreign artists, Delacroix is the one whose name is most closely associated with the Greek Revolution of 1821.” By examining this famous Romantic painting, 'Scenes from the Massacres at Chios', it will become apparent that the particular characteristics and life of this artist, who empathised on a deeply personal level with the Greek cause, enabled him to produce a work of enduring meaning and relevance.
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Greek research, Greece, Australia
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Devetzidis, A., 2013. Revolution, death , transformation and art: Delacroix's 'Scenes from the Massacres at Chios'. Journal of Modern Greek Studies - Special Issue, 209-220.