Last celebrated in Paris with a sweeping retrospective 55 years ago in 1963, French Romantic master Eugène Delacroix comes to life once more in a new exhibition, “Delacroix (1798-1863)” on view at Paris’ Louvre Museum until 23 July.
This not-to-be-missed display allows visitors to experience a satisfying survey of more than 150 works that span the artist’s entire career, from his early Salon successes to his later works gripped with the tension between tradition and modernity. This narrative is interwoven with the tale of Delacroix as writer and illustrator to build a bit of his backstory and to help reveal just how dynamic a creative spirit he truly was.
Designed in conjunction with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Delacroix (1798-1863)” is sure to captivate a new generation of fans of the French 18th-century master.
Won’t make it to Paris by July? Delacroix’s entire painted oeuvre is also brought together in the handy online volume The Complete Paintings of Eugene Delacroix, available on Musebooks.