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Maurice Denis & Eugène Delacroix exhibition at the Delacroix Museum until 28th August 2017

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A new exhibition at the Delacroix Museum, very close to our hotels, is dedicated to painter Maurice Denis, a fervent and sincere admirer of Delacroix’s work, and far from the only one…

Here’s all the info.

Maurice Denis (1870-1943) was born after Delacroix had died, but the painter’s work and above all his letters and journal – published in 1893 – really inspired Denis.

He became president of the Society of Friends of Eugène Delacroix, played a pivotal role in saving Delecroix’s last workshop on place de Fürstenberg (that we visited for you) and it being transformed into a museum.
Exposition Maurice Denis et Eugène Delacroix au Musée Delacroix jusqu'au 28 août 2017With works specially lent, the exhibition is the first to analyse and show the force and breadth of admiration that Delacroix’s work inspired with not only Denis but also other artists born after the master’s death.

Works by Denis will be on display, as well as others by Cézanne, Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Fantin-Latour and many by Delacroix himself.

Exposition Maurice Denis et Eugène Delacroix au Musée Delacroix jusqu'au 28 août 2017

© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Some workshops are being organised to tie in with the exhibition, and a number of guided visits are available, including for some for those with visual or auditory handicaps.

There will be a presentation of the exhibition by the museum’s manager in the louvre auditorium on 18th May at 12.30pm, and more details of all the other related activities can be found here (PDF).

A catalogue of the exhibition is also available (28€ here at amazon.fr).
Exposition Maurice Denis et Eugène Delacroix au Musée Delacroix jusqu'au 28 août 2017The exhibition Maurice Denis et Eugène Delacroix – De l’atelier au musée is at the  Delacroix Museum (here) until 28th August 2017

Open every day except Tuesdays from 9.30am-5.30pm (last entrance at 5pm)

Admission: 7€ (includes the permanent collection)

Website: musee-delacroix.fr

Facebook: facebook.com/MuseeEugeneDelacroix

Instagram: instagram.com/museedelacroix

🇫🇷 Voici Wifi le chat, notre fan n°1 du jardin du musée ! 🐱 Eugène Delacroix appréciait beaucoup les chats, il en a même dessiné plusieurs. Venez à la rencontre de Wifi et prélassez-vous avec lui dans ce havre de paix qu’est le jardin de Delacroix. 🌎 ENG Let us introduce you to Wifi the cat, fan n°1 of the Museum’s garden! 🐈 Eugène Delacroix liked cats very much, he even drew some. Come and meet Wifi, you will enjoy basking in the sun next to him in this peaceful place which the Delacroix garden is. – 📷 by @vale.nicoletti #regram #repost #museeDelacroix #delacroixmuseum #delacroix #instadelacroix #cat #chat #gatto #katz #Paris #instacat #wifi #fauves #cats #parisiancats

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