DELACROIX AND THE RISE OF MODERN ART
THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON
'Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art’ is a long-overdue homage to France’s leading exponent of Romanticism – a true original who, at the time of his death in 1863, was the most revered artist among the avant-garde in Paris.
The National Gallery approached studio HB to work alongside Drinkall Dean to design the exhibition and signage graphics for the display. Colour was the key to this exhibition and the graphics paid homage to the thoughtfully chosen room palettes and finishes by Drinkall Dean. To make an obvious nod at Delacroix’s powerful use of colour we allocated a strong red mark to all his paintings. This worked alongside the ‘Lion Hunt’ image for signage and marketing. All graphics used the matt painted wall finishes as a graphics base so nothing would over power or distract from Delaroix’s or his contemporaries work.