This exhibition presented at the Musée Delacroix recounts the adventure of the large canvas by Henri Fantin-Latour, Homage to Delacroix, its conception, later similar works, the painters and writers included as well as those excluded from the composition. The exhibition focuses on the creative brotherhood formed by the personalities depicted, with a number of works revealing cross-influences between these figures and others inspired by Delacroix’s particular legacy. In addition, it addresses the question of group portraits of artists and views of their studios as meeting places, beginning with that of Frédéric Bazille, once situated in an adjoining building. The exhibition concludes with the official homage to the artist by the sculptor Aimé-Jules Dalou, together with the decidedly exceptional one by Paul Cézanne, a remarkable tribute to Delacroix as the first French progressive modernist.
Musée national Eugène Delacroix
6, rue de Furstenberg
Telephone no : (00 33) 01 44 41 86 50
Metro : St Germain-des-Prés/Mabillon
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