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Eugene Delacroix at the Met

Posted by Chris Kihlstrom on

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city is now showing an exhibition of the great french artist Eugene Delacroix. The show runs until January 6th of 2019. Delacroix was a very accomplished and well respected artist of his time in the 1800’s. He had a flair for high drama in many of his greatest paintings.

One of my favorite paintings in the show is very dramatic work called “The Death of Sardanapalus” 1845-46. The first version of the painting was made for the french Salon in Paris, a place where he liked to show his work in order to gain recognition.

Over all I was very impressed by the by show. I would highly recommend the show to everyone. 

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