Musée National Eugène Delacroix




  • Musée National Eugène Delacroix

    In the continuity of the exhibition of outdoor works in the Jardin des Tuileries, FIAC gives carte blanche to a contemporary artist in the musée Eugène Delacroix, in collaboration with the musée du Louvre. Situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the musée Eugène Delacroix is an unexpected haven of peace, niched between courtyard and garden. Designed by the painter himself, the studio was transformed into a museum through the initiative of Maurice Denis and other major painters of the 1920s. It is a site dedicated to artistic creation.
    It is a site dedicated to artistic creation.

    During FIAC week, a cultural mediation service is provided by students of the Ecole du Louvre.

    Free access upon presentation of your FIAC ticket.

  • Glenn Brown

  • In the continuity of FIAC Hors les Murs in the Jardin des Tuileries, the musée national Eugène Delacroix opens to FIAC visitors, in collaboration with the musée du Louvre. Situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the museum is an unexpected heaven of peace, positioned between a courtyard and a garden. The separate studio building and adjacent garden were designed entirely by the artist himself. Originally the artist’s apartment and studio, it was transformed into a museum on the initiative of Maurice Denis and other great painters of the 1920s.

    This unique jewel-like setting will feature works by Glenn Brown, in collaboration with Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London).

    Born in 1966 in Hexham, Glenn Brown is one of Britain’s most revered contemporary artists. He works across painting, drawing and sculpture, taking as his source material reproduced imagery from art history and popular culture. At the core of his practice is the blending of artistic periods and stylistic genres. Transcending time and pictorial conventions, Glenn Brown’s work disarms common distinctions between beauty and abjection, heightening the emotive tension present within.

    For his exhibition at the Musée Delacroix, the artist presents new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture, inspired by Delacroix, among other artists. Sharing an interest for draughtsmanship with Delacroix, Glenn Brown has been pursuing drawing as an autonomous form of expression since 2013. With flowing forms and energetic lines, he captures the potential and freedom of the medium in his richly layered drawings. Engaging with the ennobled subjects of portraiture and nature, themes also explored by Delacroix, Glenn Brown transposes the work of his predecessor into his own complex and unique artistic language.

    Photo: Marc Domage

    Video: InstanT Productions