To pay tribute to the 150th anniversary of his death, the Musée Eugène Delacroix reveals an exciting exhibition that tells the story of Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), an influential painter and illustrator who was a key inspiration for the late 1800s expressionism arts.
As the title suggests, Eugène was not only a painter and an illustrator but also an extraordinary writer. After his death his life was rediscovered in the form of a journal in which he kept personal and intimate notes throughout his life. In this exhibition visitors get to explore some of the written work as well as paintings and photographs illustrating “Delacroix as a Writer.”
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier are in a great location to enjoy a visit to the Musée Eugène Delacroix to see the “Delacroix as a Writer” exhibit, which runs from June 15 until October 6, 2013. The museum is found in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, in the charming Saint-Germain-des-Près neighborhood. With both the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier and the museum centrally located, visitors can either walk or take a short metro ride to discover this world-famous artist.
Delacroix is very known for his paintings, which were characterized by virtuosic strokes and interesting use of color and visual effects. However, Delacroix is less recognized for his literary skills, and it is these talents that are now being celebrated thanks to this exhibit. By reading through the artist’s journal and other personal writings, visitors can get insight into the feelings and reflections of the artistic genius.
Visitors to the Musée Eugène Delacroix can also use this opportunity to see the recently renovated museum garden, which has just been completed by the same gardeners who are behind the masterful Tuileries Garden.