Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798-1863
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Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum
Selected exhibitions
2016
That Right Promethean Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated,
Davis Museum
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art,
The National Gallery, London
2015
Inventing Impressionism,
The National Gallery, London

Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix was once described by the French poet Charles Baudelaire as “a volcanic crater artistically concealed beneath bouquets of flowers.” While drawing on Classical history and mythology—a favorite theme of Neoclassical artists—Delacroix was praised for his work’s spontaneity and power, …

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