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
    299 x 51 x 46 cm

    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) makes sculptures, assemblages and constructions in a variety of materials including clay, bronze, steel and neon.

    She has said about her work that “it comes from a strange nowhere, then gradually something comes out into the light. There are impulses, half-seen shapes, things that might have stuck with you from decades ago, as well as more recently. It's all stuff in the world going through you as a filter...”

  • Standing directly on the ground, Rainer (in the garden) is a 3 metre all bronze sculpture, hand-painted in mostly pale hues with scumbled, delicate touches and broader, darker patches to suggest flesh or clothing or facial features ,or, at the fair end of the scale, surface shimmer. Towards the top of Rainer under a large pink bow is a blue-black hard-edged area suggestive of an eye patch or an intensely dilated pupil.

    "Warren's works in steel invoke the tradition of abstract sculpture, and yet a stylised figuration flashes across them. We might see (...) Mélancholie (in the studio) as an object from everyday life, a carton with a plate laid carelessly on top of it, slightly askew - and surmounted 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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