07/11/2013 03:20 pm ET Updated Sep 10, 2013

82nd & Fifth: MOTION PICTURE by Asher Miller

In this painting, Delacroix depicts a dramatic scene from the novel "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott, which was popular in France in the 1820s. "It's a still image, but I see it in motion," says curator Asher Miller.

Take a closer look at the painting to learn about some of the ways in which Delacroix improvised directly on the canvas.