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Drama and Desire: Faust series by Delacroix

August 3rd, 2010

Images from Delacroix’s Faust series are on display for a limited time at the AGO as part of the exhibition Drama and Desire: Artists and the Theatre.

Delacroix, Faust series

Eugene Delacroix, French, 1798-1863. Faust series of prints (17 lithographs in total) – created in 1827.                                

Gift from the Richard and Jean Ivey Fund, 1979.

 

Faust is a dramatic tale of lust and power. It tells of the tragic downfall of its hero Faust, who in a quest for infinite knowledge, sells his soul to the devil and brings destruction and death to everyone around him.

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