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Book competition

8 April 2016

This week’s competition prize is Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art by Patrick Noon and Christopher Riopelle, published by Yale University Press (£35). Click here for your chance to win.

Delacroix1From his first success at the Salon of 1822 to his death in 1863, Eugène Delacroix stood at the heart of the Paris art world. This richly illustrated book explores how Delacroix’s life and art provoked generations of French painters to defy tradition, authority and convention. Featuring essays and detailed catalogue entries, this handsomely illustrated book, published to accompany the current exhibition at the National Gallery, London,  explores Delacroix’s most influential paintings and the role he played over almost a century of French art. It includes works by his contemporaries as well as dazzling paintings by the generations who followed him, including some of our best-loved French artists.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 22 April.

Which French poet described Delacroix as ‘a volcanic crater artfully concealed behind bouquets of flowers’?

This competition closes at midday on 22 April.

For our last competition prize we offered Vigée Le Brun by Joseph Baillio, Katharine Baetjer and Paul Lang, published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (£30).

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was the favourite portrait painter of which royal consort?

Answer: Marie Antoinette

Congratulations to the winner, Rachel Simmons.