Delacroix - Exhibition catalog
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Delacroix (1798-1863) at the musée du Louvre from 29 March 2018 to 23 July 2018.
The Louvre Museum pays tribute to Delacroix, one of the world's best-known 19th century French painters, through a historical exhibition that brings together almost two hundred works by the master's hand. His entire artistic career, from the great strokes of brilliance that made the young artist famous in the 1820s to his latest religious compositions and landscapes, not to mention his astonishing floral compositions, or even his Moroccan period, found in this catalog which serves as an unpublished monograph on the artist.
Abundantly illustrated, enriched by the contributions of the best art historians specialized in the subject, this catalog reveals the complexity of an artist both in search of originality and driven by the desire to be part of the great tradition of artists Flemish and Venetian sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It paints a sensitive portrait of an endearing, fervent, hard-working, critical and cultured man, a virtuoso of writing as well as painting and drawing, whose long and prolific career continues today. still to question us.