Delacroix is a surname which means "of the cross" in French. Originally, the name Delacroix was given to people who lived near a church, a cross symbol or a crossroads.
The use of the name Delacroix is most associated with Eugène Delacroix, a French painter who lived from 1798 to 1863. The artist was known as the leader of the French Romantic tradition, notably painting dramatic historical and political scenes. He is known for his painting "Liberty Leading the People," which is now housed in the Louvre-Lens, in Lens, Pas-de-Calais. He inherited his surname from his father, Charles-François Delacroix, who was the French ambassador to the Netherlands and the French Minister of Foreign Affairs during his career in politics.Learn More
In Christianity, the inverted Latin cross is a symbol of human humility and unworthiness compared to Jesus. In modern times, the symbol has also taken on an anti-Christian meaning to some, demonstrating complete opposition to the religion by inverting its primary symbol.Full Answer >
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest running anime series is "Sazea-san." The show debuted in October 1969 and, as of May 2014, continues to air on Fuji Television in Japan.Full Answer >
"The Far Side" was a daily cartoon created by Gary Larson from 1980 until his retirement in 1995. The daily calendar ceased production in 2002. Aficionados of Larson's work can purchase books, including two definitive volumes depicting all of his cartoons, from national booksellers.Full Answer >
Yoruichi Shihouin shares a close friendship with Soi Fon, which is not limited to their leader/subordinate relationship. Soi has some romantic feelings for Yoruichi that have been reflected many times in her actions, such as buying Yoruichi's skimpily dressed photos.Full Answer >