To conclude, it will be summarized how Delacroixs Liberty, Leading the People and Goyas 3rd of May, 1808 are two different revolutions not from a historical perspective but from an artistic perspective giving each social and artistic significance.
Delacroixs painting is memory of the revolution of 1830. King Charles X had been dethroned in 1830. The government was dissolved. The country was in recession. The people were hungry, angry and in the streets. When Napoleon took over, Delacroix painted his famous painting, which is full of symbolism. The young woman took on mythological form as she contrasted the light against her body. (Ringbom 273) "The young boy is also at the side of Liberty, where he stands as a page in classical mythology. (Ringbom 273)The man in the top hat was said to be Delacroix. As there is much controversy, it can be said that the painting has many social classes. Personally, he would not be allowed to hold a musket if he were one of the bourgeois. The painting was done during the romantic period. The woman on the mound with her breast showing is an indication that the school still exists. She is romantic goddess who saves the nation.
The painting is full of energy and emotion. There is movement. Though there are bodies that are merging into each other, they are realistically portrayed. This is the beginning of the realist school, which is to come during Delacroixs life. The bodies in the painting show no blood. Two of them are soldiers and one is a civilian without pants in which the symbolism could be the change of a nation keeping the culture of that nation (blue sock). It is the same blue of the flag, the jacket and the sock. The feet and the bodies are in proportion with each other. Though the one body is missing clothes and is in the position of Jesus, it has been repositioned in a very different angle. The refreshing blue