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

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Originally published on Art of Darkness: Daily Art Blog