Monday, March 01, 2010

Frederic Chopin and George Sand

Today 200 years ago, Poland's greatest composer Frederic Chopin was born. For this occasion, a suitable painting by the French artist Eugene Delacroix, who has not featured yet in my blog. The romantic movement Delacroix represented is not directly to my taste, but in works like this one he appears to pave the way for the impressionists. Interestingly, the work is more often than not shown in a cut version, with just Chopin's head.