Jan 30, 2013
Bourbon Restoration (1814-30)
King Charles X (1824-30)
King Louis-Philippe (1830-48)
September Laws 1835
Delacroix’s work “28 oj July 1830 Liberty leading the people”
Charles the 101824-30
Unemploment level increading in the 1820s. Tense economic conditions. There were elections.
Constitutional monarchy with Varles 10 was the head. The result of this election was that the number
of royalists decreased. The number of liberal increased. Charles the 10 the king was not happy with this
series of elctions. The 4 ordinances of 1830. He dissolved the chamber of deputies. Abolishing the usefulness of that election. Reinstituted press censorship. Changed electorship to aristocracy. Making
the right to vote only to aristocrats. The 4 ordinance was to make the election that had just taken place
useless. Did this in late July. Incredible backlash from lawyers and journlists because of press censorship.
Result was that journalists mobilized people. Too late because of the backlash which manifested in the
barricades. The July revolutions. The modes of representation. Range of military figures to show that
everyone came together on the streets of Paris.
Delacroix chooses the middle day. His use of colour and the real and the allegory of history. The use of
Cockade- part of the connections in history in this composition. Creation of the composition of the tri
colored flag. The three colour came of this rosette of material. People pinned it to themselves to show
the colours of France. Worn by people that stormed the Bastille. Symbol of revolution.White was added
because of its connection to France. Originally just blue and red.
Completed it in 1830 and submitted it to the salon. Held in the spring. The salon of 1831. Perceptions of
the salon as a conservative body that censors art needs to be addressed. The state usually uys work and
then controls it. The raft of medusa controvery is also another example of censorship after controvery.
Form of acquiring pieces of art and putting them in storage. The reason the state didn’t support
delocroix’s painting was because it was seen as a critique of Charles the 10 ’s government. The existing
government was uncomfortable with it. The new government was called the July monarchy.
King Louis Phillipe. Had longer rule than previous Louis. July monarchy beg