I saw this for the first time today and fell in love with it. Such power. Delacroix witnessed scenes like this firsthand in the French Revolution and was inspired to create this.
Eugène DELACROIX (Charenton-Saint-Maurice, 1798 – Paris, 1863)
Le 28 Juillet. La Liberté guidant le peuple (28 juillet 1830)
Salon de 1831
24dec14. The Louvre, Paris, France.