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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Attila the Hun was the son of Mundzuk. He got married to a woman called Ildico with whom he bore six children; Dengizich, Ellac, Ernak, Erp, Eitil and Prince Csaba. Delacroix did the painting of Attila the Hun in a library wall that was in size 11 by 8 metres.

The main subject depicted in the painting was war that is a contrast of peace the two extremities of human behaviour. Delacroix uses colour in this art to emphasize and evoke the realistic world and the subconscious relationship. He triggers the feeling of revolution and civilization and even triggers the emotions of post war.

As seen, the painting depicts Attila the Hun seems to be very brutal. The Huns under King Attila raided repeatedly and could even attack Gaul a province in the mighty Roman Empire. In the beginning of the year 453, he led the Huns to war in which Italy was defeated. He died abruptly not in war but after experiencing a severe nose bleed in the month of March 453 AD. Delacroix also a renowned lithographer died in August 13 1863 in Paris France.

Ferdinand Eugene Victor Delacroix was a French painter whose art greatly emphasized inspiration, subjectivity and primacy. He was trained the classical style of painting by Jacques Louis David who existed in the times of revolution. His painting was unique in that it depicted immense and personal feelings like pain or even suffering. Michelangelo and Peter Paul Rubens were the early paint art masters who also influenced the work of Eugene. Attila was a tribal leader of the Huns between 434 AD and the third month of 453 AD. His tribe consisted of the Huns, Alans and Ostrogoths and was located in Central and the Eastern of Europe.

Attila the Hun was a great leader born in second September 406AD. He is also renowned for his over aggressiveness and being ruthless. By looking at the painting by Eugene, there is prove that Attila the Hun participated in war clearly proving his ruthlessness although being said to be a just leader. Attila the Hun painting has figurative language that shows cruelty and brutality in war especially when Attila the Hun dominated over Italy. Attila is riding a horse which was the vehicle during ancient war and is carrying weapon while riding over some warriors who already are fallen proving a great sense of dominance.