Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art at the National Gallery

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Eugène Delacroix, Self Portrait, 1837 © Musée du Louvre Pinterest

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Discover paintings that transformed the world of art with Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art at the National Gallery.

A complicated and unruly French artist, Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) broke with the traditional Grand Style to become arguably the first of the modern masters. His revolutionary expressive and flowing style inspired many of his contemporaries and later artists, from Chassériau and Courbet, to Matisse, Van Gogh and Cézanne, establishing him as one of the most influential French artists of the 19th century.

On display are more than 60 paintings on loan from Paris to New York. Featuring Delacroix’s works alongside art influenced by the French artist, the paintings are arranged by themes including animals, flowers, narratives and Orentialism.

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