Thursday, November 29, 2018

Delacroix - Influence of Impressionists

I attended the new Delacroix exhibit in NYC at the Metropolitan last week.  It was spectacular, to say the least.  I understand why he was such a huge influence and inspiration for the Impressionists.

French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms. Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this amazing artist ever held in North America. [more...]

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