The exhibition, jointly organised by ”la Caixa” Foundation and the Louvre Museum, is the most complete on the trajectory of the French artist ever presented in Spain. Delacroix (1798-1863) features more than 130 works from public and private collections in Europe and America that reconstruct the painter’s development, from his origins, when he took inspiration from artworks and literary texts, to his final years, marked by a synthesis of all that had gone before.
Highlights include Greece Dying on the Ruins of Missolonghi, as well as a Sketch for The Death of Sardanapalus and Women of Algiers in their Apartment (exceptionally loaned by the Louvre Museum), which Delacroix painted as a result of his journey around North Africa in 1832, and which also took him to several Spanish cities. This journey had a profound effect on him, and the exhibition also focuses on Delacroix’s links with Spain. The large oil paintings featured here are accompanied by sketches, drawings, watercolours and etchings that illustrate the artist’s inner life and show his affinities with more contemporary sensibilities.
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