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Delacroix (1798–1863)

Louvre, Paris


This is the first full Delacroix retrospective in Paris since 1963. Arranged in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the exhibition features 180 works, ranging from the major successes at the French Salon in the 1820s to his final, lesser-known, and mysterious religious paintings and landscapes. Highlighting the tension that characterises the art of Delacroix – who strove for individuality while aspiring to follow in the footsteps of the Flemish and Venetian masters of the 16th and 17th centuries – the exhibition will aim to answer the questions raised by Delacroix’s long, prolific, and multifaceted career while introducing visitors to an engaging character: a virtuoso writer, painter, and illustrator who was curious, critical, and cultivated, infatuated with fame and devoted to his work. Find out more about the Delacroix exhibition from the Louvre’s website. 

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Liberty Leading the People, Eugène Delacroix

28 July 1830: Liberty Leading the People (1830), Eugène Delacroix. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Michael Urtado

Woman with Parrot, Eugène Delacroix

Woman with Parrot (1826–29), Eugène Delacroix Photo: Alain Basset; © Lyon MBA

Macbeth and the Witches, Eugène Delacroix

Macbeth and the Witches (1825), Eugène Delacroix. © Städel Museum/U. Edelmann/ARTOTHEK

Young Orphan Girl in the Cemetery (1824), Eugène Delacroix. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Mathieu Rabeau

Ovid among the Scythians, Eugène Delacroix

Ovid among the Scythians (1859), Eugène Delacroix. © The National Gallery, London

Self-Portrait with Green Vest, Eugène Delacroix

Self-Portrait with Green Vest (c. 1837), Eugène Delacroix. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Michel Urtado

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