Exhibition Dedicated to Delacroix to Open at Louvre With Over 180 Works

  • Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, Musée du Louvre, Department of Paintings © musée du Louvre, dist.  RMN / Angèle Dequier

    Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, Musée du Louvre, Department of Paintings © musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Angèle Dequier

In partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in spring 2018, the Musée du Louvre will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the artistic career of Eugène Delacroix.

For the first time since the 1963 exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of his death, this event will pool over 180 artworks by the artist, including a large number of paintings: from the young artist’s big hits at the Salon of 1820 up to his final less known and mysterious religious and landscape compositions.

The exhibition, from March to July 23, 2018, will showcase the tensions that formed this artist, striving for individuality while driven by aspirations to follow in the footsteps of 16th and 17th-century Flemish and Venetian artists. The installations and information provided will provide insight into his long, rife, and diverse career.

Visitors will have the chance to familiarize themselves with this engaging character: infatuated by fame and devoted to his work; curious, critical, and cultivated; and a virtuoso writer, painter, and illustrator.

More News Feed Headlines

"Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" (1972) by David Hockney

David Hockney Painting Snags $90.3 Million in New York; Bidder Wants to Whitewash Banksy He Bought in LA

  • November 15, 2018 23:03

David Hockney's sensual pool painting with two male figures became the most expensive work by a ...

Read More

Detail of Salvator Mundi by da Vinci.

Russian Art Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Detained in Monaco

  • November 08, 2018 13:39

Update 11/9/18: Unspecified charges have been filed, via Bloomberg. Dmitry Rybolovlev, the ...

Read More

Romare Bearden, Cotton, 1964.  Gelatin silver print (photostat) on fiberboard (Ed.  1/6), 39 x 49 in.  (99.1 x 124.5 cm).  Colby College Museum of Art.  The Lunder Collection, 2017.003.  © 2018 Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Arts Initiative Across Maine Brings Forward Artists' Perspectives on Migration

  • November 01, 2018 19:09

“…and when she went out it seemed to her that she too had migrated, that everyone migrates, even ...

Read More

Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur—For Freedoms

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms Are Remade by Artists to Reflect America Today

  • October 28, 2018 22:43

Some 75 years after Norman Rockwell created his iconic Four Freedoms images in response to ...

Read More

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire