Patrick Caulfield — Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi (after Delacroix), 1963.
Painting: oil on board, 152 x 122 cm. Tate Collection.
In his final year at the Royal College of Art, Caulfield was set the task of making a transcription from a famous painting. He chose Delacroix’s Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi an work that Caulfield knew only from a black-and-white reproduction.
Caulfield translated the painting in a hard-edge style, inventing the colours to suggest the propagandist tone of a political poster. Source
Originally published on Art of Darkness: Daily Art Blog