Musée National Eugène Delacroix

  • Musée National Eugène Delacroix

    In the continuity of the parcours in the Jardin des Tuileries, the musée Delacroix becomes the setting for a carte blanche to an artist.
    Located 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.

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

    Free access upon presentation of your FIAC ticket.

  • 2018 | Rebecca Warren

  • Rainer (in the garden), 2017

    hand-painted bronze
    117 3/4 x 20 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches

    Mélancholie (in the studio), 2011

    Steel and pompom
    59,5 × 51,8 × 28 cm

    Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris, London

    Rebecca Warren (born in 1965, lives and works in London) creates sculptures, assemblies and constructions from various materials such as clay, bronze, steel and neon.
    She says about her work: "It emerges from a sort of strange nowhere from which something gradually emerges, comes to light. There are impulses, forms interviewed, elements that have been in me for decades, others that are more recent. It's everything that comes from the world and penetrates me, as if I were a filter... "
  • For the FIAC Out of the Walls programme, Rebecca Warren will present the sculpture Rainer (in the garden) (2017) in the garden of the Eugène Delacroix National Museum, as well as Mélancholie (in the studio) (2011) in the museum.

    Placed directly on the ground, the bronze sculpture Rainer (in the garden) (2017) measures three metres high. Hand painted with delicate touches in mainly pale tones, the sculpture has glaze effects and darker and wider areas in places to evoke the flesh, clothing, facial features, or, at the other end of the spectrum, a simple surface mirror. At the top of Rainer (in the garden), a large pink knot overhangs a clearly delineated blue-black part evoking an eye patch or a highly dilated pupil.

    "Rebecca Warren's steel works evoke the tradition of abstract sculpture, although a stylized figuration appears at times. (...) Melancholy (in the studio) (2011) can be considered as a common object, a cardboard on which a plate would have been placed carelessly, slightly skewed - and topped once again by a pompom." Bice Curiger, In all things a song lies sleeping, in Every Aspect of Bitch Magic, p.16

    Rainer (in the garden) : photo Charles Duprat
    Mélancolie (in the studio) : photo Marc Domage
    Courtesy of the artist and Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin | Paris | London


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