Eugène Delacroix Museum
15 May → 30 Sep 2019
From Wed to Mon 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closed Tue. Nocturnal first Thu of the month until 9 pm.
Located in the last studio of the romantic painter, the Delacroix Museum brings out a particularly powerful imagination. A place of memory, it is also, thanks to the ambition of its transformation into a museum by the great artists of the 1920s, a place of creation and a place to live. The studio is probably the most intimate, most precious place for an artist. This is where the whole process of creating a work is developed, where gesture after gesture is built the process and the work of an artist. The exhibition reveals Delacroix's creative process and highlights the importance, in these places, of the artistic transmission to which the museum's founders invited us. It thus highlights, for a set of selected works, the sources to which Delacroix referred, the studies he drew, painted or formatted. The invitation addressed, thanks to Léa Bismuth, to three artists of our time, Anne-Lise Broyer, Laurent Pernot, Jérôme Zonder, makes it possible to make the elaboration of this artistic thought as sensitive as possible. The presence of their creations in Delacroix's studio gives the workshop museum its double truth, that of a historical place where one of the greatest artists of the 19th century lived, that of a space where the complex alchemy of the creative act was played, and still is played out.