Kathryn Calley Galitz, Associate Museum Educator, MMA
The 1820s witnessed the birth of Romanticism, as Delacroix, Ingres, and other French artists embraced new subjects, inspired by cross-Channel exchanges and the lure of the exotic. The Paris Salon of 1824 launched the battle between the Romantics and the Classicists, an aesthetic struggle that defined a generation of French artists. By mid-century, the modern-life subjects of Courbet and Manet threatened to subvert the artistic establishment, setting the stage for the Impressionist revolution.
Channel Crossings: British Influences in French Painting, 1820-1840.
Tickets to this event include Museum admission.
This series is made possible by The Arthur Gillender Fund.
Above: Eugène Delacroix (French, 1987-1863).
(detail), 1846. Oil on canvas; 39 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. (100.3 x 81.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1903 (03.30) The Abduction of Rebecca
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