Delacroix and Antiquity

The exhibition explores the fascination of Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) with antiquity. Greek and Roman antiquity played a major role in his drawings and paintings. A set of autographs and manuscripts shows the theoretical background art in the design of this romantic artist. The museum is Delacroix’s former apartment and atelier, which are furnished and decorated as they were in his time.  This exhibition has items from the French National Library, the British Museum and the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities of the Louvre.
The decoration of his studio in Rue Fürstenberg, the location of the museum, is the starting point of the exhibition. Delacroix designed the decoration, emphasizing his interest in Greek and Roman antiquity. The exhibition introduces a less known Delacroix by highlighting his works in his apartment and studio and Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art.