Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People: Painting & Analysis


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With whom did Delacroix study in Paris?

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1. In Liberty Leading the People, Delacroix uses a triangle as the core of his composition. What part of the painting (the figures or objects in it) forms the base of the triangle?

2. In Liberty Leading the People, a woman with flowing clothing and bared breasts walks confidently through the chaos of battle, something that would be unlikely to happen in real life. She is said to be allegorical. What does allegory mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Eugène Delacroix's influences and the effects of Liberty Leading the People on France and the world. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Eugène Delacroix's influences, the elements of style used in the work and the definition of allegory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Parisian influences on Eugène Delacroix
  • Delacroix's use of the triangle in the paintings structure
  • The definition of allegory
  • Liberty Leading the People's influence
  • Elements used by Delacroix

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Liberty Leading the People
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as allegory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major events leading up to the painting
  • Making connections - correlate historical events revolving around Delacroix's influences

Additional Learning

To learn more about romanticism, review the accompanying lesson called Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People: Painting & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details Delacroix's early life and career
  • The use of allegory
  • Explain the composition and structure of 'Liberty Leading the People'
  • Covers Delacroix's use of the triangle in the painting's underlying structure
  • Details the color and brushstroke used in the painting