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Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, National Gallery, London, 2016

January 21, 2016

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. ‘Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art’ is a long-overdue homage to France’s leading exponent of Romanticism – a true original who, at the time of his death in 1863, was the most revered artist among the avant-garde in Paris.

National Gallery


Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

17 February – 22 May 2016
Sainsbury Wing Exhibition
Daily: 10am–6pm
Fridays: 10am–9pm