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Delacroix et la nature

Delacroix et la nature

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Delacroix et la nature
Delacroix and nature

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Exhibition Catalog

Musee National Eugene Delacroix, Paris, 2022. Published by Le Passage, Paris.

160 pp. ills. 26 x 21 cm. In French. Hardcover.

ISBN 9782847424829

Delacroix loved nature. He plunged into the contemplation of the sea and landscapes and took many trips to the countryside, staying in his home in Champrosay or with his friend George Sand in the Berry region. Throughout his career, he lovingly described the beauty of nature in his Journal and in his letters. He sketched with sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye at the Jardin des Plantes menagerie. Animals remained an inexhaustible source of interest to him. But beyond the curiosity, pleasure and relaxation derived from its observation, nature was above all for Delacroix a subject of study. The shape of a leaf, the colours of a flower, the texture of fur, the curve of an animal’s spine.... Delacroix delighted in the manifold details before his eyes, and eagerly made them the focus of countless studies. Featured in the Delacroix and Nature exhibition, the rare landscapes as well as a number of the painter’s sketches and drawings form a collection of personal herberia, bestiaries and study sheets that Delacroix would never display to the public during his lifetime. Bringing a fresh perspective to what nature has to offer, the exhibition invites visitors to follow in Delacroix’s footsteps and look at nature with an artist’s eye.

Artist(s): Delacroix, Eugene

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