Nature as seen by Eugène Delacroix… This is what the Musée Delacroix proposes from March 16 to June 27, 2022, with their latest exhibition, Delacroix and Nature. A retrospective about the artist’s work who loved nature and tried to represent it through his bright and fascinated eye.
Tiger, flower bouquets, horses… Nature is an element omnipresent in Delacroix’s work. Even better, it plays a “much more complex role in the history painter’s work, through observation, study and reinvention”. All along his career, he describes with passion “the beauty of nature” in his Journal and letters. Stays by the sea or in the countryside, drawing animals from the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes… Everything is a source of inspiration.
A passion, but also a study theme. The shape of a leaf, the colors of a flower, the texture of fur… Multiple details Delacroix enjoys to study and depict in his work. Through this exhibit, the artist’s very thought is given pride of place through many works of rare, including rare landscapes, sketches and drawings forming “a collection of personal herberia, bestiaries and study sheets that Delacroix would never display to the public during his lifetime”.
The exhibition invites curious people to look at the “fresh perspective to what nature has to offer, the exhibition invites visitors to follow in Delacroix’s footsteps and look at nature with an artist’s eye”. Note the tour ends in the museum gardens, where a podcast is available to listen, inviting you to “delve into the past with Eugène Delacroix’s gardener, Adolphe Cabot, who tells the story of this tranquil green setting”. Many workshops and concerts, guided tours and conferences are planned as well. This is a great occasion to rediscover the Musée Delacroix!
Dates and Opening Time
From 16 March 2022 to 27 June 2022
Musée national Eugène Delacroix
6 Rue de Furstenberg
75006 Paris 6
- Métro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés / Mabillon
Tarif unique: €7
Ouverture du musée du mercredi au lundi, de 9h30 à 11h30 et de 13h à 17h30.
Nocturne chaque premier jeudi du mois.