Private Tour of Delacroix at the Met

Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863).
Self-Portrait with Green Vest, ca. 1837.
Oil on canvas, 25 9/16 x 21 7/16 in. (65 x 54.5 cm).
Musée du Louvre, Paris. © RMN–Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Art Resource, NY / Michel Urtado
September 13, 2018
9:00 AM

American Friends of the Louvre members were joined by Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Asher Miller for a guided tour of the exhibition, DELACROIX, before it opened to the public.

This exhibition was jointly curated with the Musée du Louvre and was on view at the Louvre in Spring 2018. It will “illuminate Delacroix’s restless imagination through more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints, and manuscripts—many never before seen in the United States. It will unfold chronologically, encompassing the rich variety of themes that preoccupied the artist during his more than four decades of activity, including literature, history, religion, animals, and nature. Through rarely seen graphic art displayed alongside such iconic paintings as Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi (1826), The Battle of Nancy (1831), Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (1834), and Medea about to Kill Her Children (1838), this exhibition will explore an artist whose protean genius set the bar for virtually all other French painters.” (Met Exhibition Page)