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Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

Eugène Delacroix: <EM>Convulsionists of Tangier</EM>, 1837–8© The Minneapolis Institute of ArtBequest of J. Jerome Hill 73.42.3
Eugène Delacroix: Convulsionists of Tangier, 1837–8
© The Minneapolis Institute of Art
Bequest of J. Jerome Hill 73.42.3
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
LONDON  •  National Gallery of Art  •  Ongoing

From the bold colours and abstract shapes of Matisse and Kandinsky, to the expressiveness of Van Gogh and Gauguin, to the vibrant complementary colours of the Impressionists. All can be traced back to Eugène Delacroix – the last painter of the Grand Style but equally one of the first modern masters, who transformed French painting in the 19th century.

Placing Delacroix alongside contemporaries such as Courbet and Chassériau, this exhibition traces 50 years of Delacroix’s legacy, exploring the profound impact he had on generations of artists to come.

The National Gallery Website

Contact: The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN
Tel: 44 (0)20 7747 2885

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