DELACROIX AND THE RISE OF MODERN ART

My visit February 21st
My visit February 21st
Some of the artists who were influenced by Delacroix
Some of the artists who were influenced by Delacroix

We found that attending curators’ lectures at the British Museum before going to the exhibitions made them much more interesting  so. before visiting the show at the National Gallery on Delacroix (1798-1863),  I went to the fascinating talk  by the co-curator of the show, Patrick Noon of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

 

Some of the artists who were influenced by Delacroix included Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Redon, Van Gogh and Gaugin (who took many reproductions of Delacroix’s work with him to the South Seas.)

Delacroix's self-portrait and my favourite painting by him of Baron Scwiter-
Delacroix’s self-portrait and my favourite painting by him of Baron Scwiter-

My favourite works by Delacroix himself  are his self-portrait and the ‘swagger portrait’ of Baron Schwiter which would have influenced Sargent. However, I much preferred the paintings in the exhibition by the artists he influenced.

Homage to Delacroix 1964
Homage to Delacroix 1864

His disciples mourned the fact that as Delacroix died in August 1953, when Paris had emptied for the summer, few attended his funeral. Henri Fantin-Latour painted a group portrait of them surrounding a copy of Delacroix’s self-portrait. They were: Delacroiz 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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