Delacroix is given pride of place… From March 28 to July 23, 2018, the Louvre Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York join forces to offer the Parisian museum visitors an exhibition focusing on French painter Eugène Delacroix known worldwide for his painting Liberty Leading the People.
A monographical exhibition dedicated to the painter and a unique challenge for the museum because of Delacroix’s work extent and the Louvre’s ambition to bring together this many works for the first time since the exhibition celebrating the artist’s death centenary in 1963. The idea is to “try to elude the long, prolific and complex career” of Eugène Delacroix while highlighting “the tension that formed this artist, striving for individuality and driven by aspirations to follow in the footsteps of Flemish and Venetians artists from the 16th anc 17th century”.
All in all, 180 works – mainly including paintings as well as etchings or drawings – are pooled over, returning on the painter’s key moments during his life: from the exploits that made him famous in the 1820’s salons to the ultimate religious compositions, Delacroix will no longer be a secret for visitors and art amateurs. This is also a way to discover “an engaging character, infatuated by fame and devoted to his work”, as curious, hard-bitten, critical and cultivated whether it’s about painting, writing or drawing.
Exhibition – Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
At the Louvre Museum, Hall Napoléon
From March 28 to July 23, 2018
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Tuesdays
Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Rates: unique ticket to buy on the spot for €15 (permanent collections and temporary exhibitions)
(Credits: ©Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Angèle Dequier)
Dates and Opening Time
From 29 March 2018 to 23 July 2018
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
Billet unique: €15
Ouvert de 9h à 18h, fermé le mardi. Nocturne les mercredis et vendredi jusqu'à 21h45. Entrée au Hall Napoléon.
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