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Delacroix / Photo (Nadar) / 1858
Delacroix, Eugene French painter Saint-Maurice-Charenton 26.4.1798 –
Portrait photo, 1858 (Nadar).
George Eastman House,
Rochester, New York.
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Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
In a new landmark exhibition opening on 17 February, the National Gallery in London welcomes visitors to explore the works of Eugène Delacroix (1798 –1863). It looks at his paintings in relation to his contemporaries and juxtaposes them with works by Impressionist and other modern artists to show his influence on 20th-century artistic developments.
Delacroix is regarded as the leader of the French Romantic school in the 19th century. He focused not only on portraiture but on religious scenes as well as oriental subject matters. In this, he let himself be inspired by the art of Rubens, Titian and Giorgione, as well as by the writings of Lord Byron and William Shakespeare.
In our image selection we have carefully picked out key works by Delacroix and show them side by side with contemporary works by Géricault and Courbet, and Impressionists such as Van Gogh and Matisse to demonstrate the strong influence his art had on the development of European art.
More info and tickets to the exhibition here: