Delacroix (1798–1863)

Delacroix (1798–1863)
Eugene Delacroix is a name to be reckoned with in French painting. In honor of his work, the Louvre Museum in Paris is holding an exhibition that has been on since 29th March 2018 and is expected to end on 23rd July 2018. The museum has brought together more than 180 of Delacroix’s work, ranging from his most famous paintings, drawings and prints to his little-known compositions. When you visit this exhibition, you will get a chance to explore a complex body of work that oscillates between tradition and originality.

Even though Delacroix is already too familiar in France that some people may be wondering why there is another exhibition to showcase his work, it is important to keep in mind that this particular exhibition is focusing mostly on the artist’s later and little-known paintings. It is a genuine event that you would not have any regrets attending.

Delacroix was born in the age of economic, political and artistic turmoil. He was a son to a prominent government official and therefore had the privilege of moving in high-bourgeois circles. However, by the time he was a young man, he was orphaned and his family lost its wealth. In order to survive, he was forced to be socially and intellectually entrepreneurial at a very young age. By the time he was 30 years old, he had already made his mark is different genres of painting.

There is more to learn about Eugene Delacroix and his work at the Louvre Museum in Paris. So, be there!