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Subjects : Religion
Keywords : Heliodorus, knight, transport by animal
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Etude pour Héliodore chassé du Temple

Héliodore chassé du Temple (in French, Heliodore chassé du Temple) is one of the last paintings executed by the painter Eugène Delacroix between 1851 and 1861 as a commission for the Chapel of the Holy Angels in the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, located in the right aisle of the building. This work is accompanied by two other paintings, forming a mural cycle for the chapel. On the ceiling is Le Démon vaincu par Saint Michel in oil on canvas applied to the wall, on the walls are La Lutte de Jacob et de l'Ange and Héliodore expulsé du temple, both in oil on wax on the wall, and also four triangular paintings with figures of angels for the pendentives". In France, Napoleon III attempted to unify national identity and discourse through religion by decorating churches as Napoleon Bonaparte had done. By decree of 28 April 1849, the painter Delacroix was commissioned to decorate the chapel in the church of Saint-Sulpice. This chapel was originally intended to be a baptismal chapel, but in 1849 it was dedicated to angels, and it was at this time that the artist chose subjects related to this theme. He had many difficulties in producing these works, as it took several years before he managed to finish them. His illness and other simultaneous works, such as the mural decoration of the Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre (1850-1851) and the decoration of the Salon de la Paix at the Hôtel de Ville (1851.1854), got in the way. Later, having become the great master of civil building [...]


This artwork is a drawing from the classical period. It belongs to the orientalism styles and romanticism styles.


« Etude pour Héliodore chassé du Temple » is kept at Musée Eugène Delacroix, Paris, France.


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