Studies of Twelve Greek and Roman Coins

Eugène Delacroix French

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Delacroix developed his style of modeling by studying Greek and Roman coins in the collections of his friends Louis Auguste Schwiter and P. L. J. Casimir, duc de Blacas. His "système des oeufs" or "egg system," as his assistant, De Planet, called it, involved constructing with ovoid shapes to emphasize mass rather than line.

Studies of Twelve Greek and Roman Coins, Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Lithograph; second state of four

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