Here at HPRG we love Delacroix – for the blog we’ve visited the Delacroix Museum, searched out the fountain dedicated to him in the Jardin du Luxembourg and marvelled at his restored paintings in the the Saint-Sulpice church, all three of which are extremely close to our hotels.
So you won’t be surprised to hear that we’ll be making a beeline for the Louvre to see the new exhibition Delacroix (1798-1863), the museum’s first retrospective of the artist’s work since 1963!
Here’s all the info.
Organised in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delacroix (1798-1863) retrospective is a real event, bringing together 180 pieces spanning the entire career of the artists (over forty years), ordered into three main periods.
Because of their immense size, two Delacroix paintings will remain hung in their usual rooms in the museum – La Mort de Sardanapale and La Prise de Constantinople par les Croisés. They are joined by Le Christ au jardin des Oliviers, lent by Paris city council after being restored for several months (the painting is usually to be found in the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church).
And don’t forget to take a look at the ceiling in the Apollo Gallery of the Louvre (Denon wing, 1st floor), a magnificent work created by Delacroix.
Linked with the exhibition there are a number of conferences, concerts, the showing of a film about the artist, guided visits and workshops.
Another documentary about Delacroix (52′) will be shown on TV (France 5) on Sunday 8th April (at 9.25am!) after which it will be available to watch on france.tv, and of course there’s a smart catalogue of the exhibition (480 pages, 280 illustrations, 45€ here at amazon.fr).
Incidentally, the Delacroix Museum will be holding a complementary exhibition starting 11th April called Une lutte moderne. De Delacroix à nos jours. It concentrates on the paintings Delacroix made for the Saint-Sulpice church.
The exhibition Delacroix (1798-1863) is at the Louvre (here) from 29th March – 23rd July 2018
Open every day except Tuesdays from 9am-6pm (10pm Wednesdays and Fridays)
Admission: 15€ / free for under-18s, and for EU residents under 26 years old
🇫🇷 Saviez-vous qu’Eugène Delacroix aimait beaucoup les félins ? 🦁 Cette magnifique aquarelle “Tête de lion rugissant” de 1833-1835 montre toute la majesté du fauve. Vers 1848-1849, inspiré par Rubens qu’il admire, Delacroix initie un travail sur le motif de la chasse aux fauves. Ces recherches aboutissent à l’œuvre spectaculaire “La chasse aux lions” présentée à l’Exposition Universelle de 1855. 📍Ces œuvres sont à découvrir dans l’exposition Delacroix (1798-1863) à partir d’aujourd’hui au musée du Louvre ! – 🌍 Did you know Delacroix was fond of felines? 🦁 This beautiful watercolour “Head of a lion roaring” circa 1833-1835 shows the majesty of the animal. Later, in 1848-1849, following the example of Rubens, Delacroix began to explore the theme of big hunting. This research culminated with the spectacular painting “Lion Hunt” exhibited at the Universal Exhibition of 1855. 📍This works are on display at the exhibition “Delacroix (1798-1863)” starting today at the Louvre Museum! – 📷© RMN-Grand Palais / M. Urtado #Louvre #MuseeDuLouvre #LouvreMuseum #instaLouvre #InstaMuseum #Delacroix #lion #feline #expoDelacroix