Le Musée du Louvre will display an exhibit devoted to the French painter in the Exhibition–Delacroix from March 29 to July 23, 2018. The Louvre Museum in Paris will host the exhibit in partnership with Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It will feature around one hundred and eight works of art by Eugène Delacroix, including paintings. The exhibit will start at Hall Napoléon, and then you can continue the guided tour of the Louvre to the exhibit floors of Apollo Gallery and Salle Mollien, which display large-scale paintings of Delacroix.
The last time a monographic exhibit devoted to the French artist alone was conducted in Paris City, was way back in 1963, to commemorate his works on his 100th death anniversary. The Louvre museum will pay a tribute to Delacroix by bringing together his masterpieces including ‘Liberty Leading People’ and ‘Jewish Wedding in Morocco,’ among other works. This temporary expo is being organized by the National Museum’s Department of Paintings. You can catch the artworks of Delacroix when on Louvre Museum private tours anytime soon.
Apart from that, the Musée Delacroix will host an exhibit titled ‘Grappling with the Modern: From Delacroix to the Present Day,’ from April 11 to July 23, 2018. That exhibition is devoted to the French painter’s decade-long struggle to paint 3 large murals at the Saint-Sulpice cathedral in Paris City. The murals as painted by him for the Chapel of the Holy Angels were ‘Heliodorus Driven from the Temple,’ ‘Jacob Wrestling with the Angel,’ and ‘Saint-Michael Slaying the Dragon’. If you have a ticket to the Louvre Museum private tours, you can access that exhibition at the Musée Delacroix also, which will stay valid for a two-day period from first use.
Many of Eugène Delacroix’s paintings are rife with a sense of angst and fear, while a select few paintings of his depict boundless creative energy. Any comparison to Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’s works made by art lovers is purely out of curiosity. His mural that depicts the sun god Apollo slaying a python, can be seen in the Galerie d’Apollon’s vaulted ceiling, a portion of the Louvre rife with several other decorative arts. If you are a true art lover, you should not miss either public exposition at any cost.