On a warm summer evening on Friday 6th May a group of OBs, their partners, staff and boys met up at the National Gallery. They all enjoyed a lecture by James Heard on the current exhibition ‘Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art’. It was interesting to hear about the life of Delacroix and to see many examples of his work in detail. Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) was somewhat of a revolutionary artist in his day and had a profound impact on many great artists. Many will know him for his famous works and remember the dramatic images in such paintings as Liberty Leading the People (1830), The Death of Sardanapalus (1827), Massacre of Chios (1824) or such paintings as Women of Algiers (1834) from his trip to North Africa.
The group went on to have a very enjoyable meal at the restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery which has amazing views over Trafalgar Square and beyond. Please look out for similar events in the future. We hope to see numbers grow over time.