Musée national Eugène Delacroix

I have walked by the Delacroix museum hundreds of times this past year, and finally decided to enter. One of the apartment/studios where Delacroix lived and worked, is now a small museum showing some fantastic work. Of particular interest to me were the works on paper such as the “Frightened Wild Horse Emerging from the Water,” or “Negro in a Turban,” (below) which highlight the artist’s ability to capture the expression and emotion in his subjects whether they be animal or human. It was also refreshing to see work by this artist that was smaller scale and exhibited a minimal use of color, in contrast to the large, vivid canvases one can find in the Louvre or Musee d’Orsay, giving the museum a very intimate feel, apropos to the place where Delacroix spent his last days. If you are ever passing through the sixth and have a few minutes, I recommend you stop by and take a look: Musée national Eugène Delacroix, 6 Rue de Furstenberg, 75006

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