Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

17 February – 22 May 2016

National Gallery, London

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/delacroix

‘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.’

Eugène Delacroix, The Death of Sardanapalus (reduced replica), 1846 © Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania. The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986 (1986-26-17)

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