The Louvre is putting on a blockbuster show devoted to Eugène Delacroix. The exhibit will be the first retrospective since 1963. His monumental paintings are what he is most known for. And many of them are hanging in the Louvre now. Delacroix came to epitomize the French Romantic movement with his canvases that inspire. They can evoke strong feelings by viewers. Consequently, the painting shown above was removed from public view. During the politically charged times, it was thought to be too inflammatory . Seems like it was a successful painting!
The exhibition should be quite wonderful for fans of Delacroix. Here is the Louvre’s announcement of the exhibition:
“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 will showcase the tensions that formed this artist. First of all, he strived for individuality. 16th- and 17th-century Flemish and Venetian artists inspired Delacroix. 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. Delacroix was infatuated with fame and devoted to his work. Delacroix was curious, critical, and cultivated. Certainly, he was a virtuoso writer, painter, and illustrator.
! Update ! – for those of you traveling to New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting this exhibition from Sptember 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Get your tickets directly from The Met here.
Where: The Louvre
Nearest Métro: Two stops serve the Louvre. Exiting at Louvre-Rivoli, you will be at the eastern-most end of the Louvre. Exiting at Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre, you will be closer to the pyramid entrance and very close to the entrance at the Passage de Richelieu (if they will let you in) and the entrance through the Carousel de Louvre – kind of underground shopping area that leads you to the main entrance under the pyramid.
When: March 29, 2018 to July 23, 2018
Admission: €15 (permanent collections + exhibitions)
Opening hours: Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday
Hours: Wednesday – Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
CLOSED ON TUESDAYS
Also closed: January 1, May 1 and December 25
Official website: https://www.louvre.fr/en/expositions/delacroix-1798-1863