Agence Germain Pire




Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"

Jill Newhouse Gallery
4 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri 10 - 5
Telephone: (212) 249-9216
Fax: (212) 734-4098

Eugène Delacroix
Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, And Small Oils

October 16 - November 20, 2018

This show will be the first gallery exhibition in New York of the works of Eugène Delacroix in over 40 years. On view will be a diverse selection of 40 works in oil, watercolor, pastel, and various other drawing media showing the principal themes and aesthetic concerns of Delacroix's extraordinary oeuvre. Orientalist subjects appear in several rare watercolors from the artist's seminal North African journey of 1832. Spiraling figures and gyrating wild beasts are portrayed with Delacroix's unique gestural draftsmanship. Ecorchés, or flayed anatomical studies, show the importance of the traditional artistic training he received, while revealing Delacroix's genius in creating compositions. Copies after Rembrandt, Rubens, and Goya point to Delacroix's lifelong admiration for the masters of the past and his research into the lessons they offered. Included as well are preparatory works for some of the landmark projects of Delacroix's career: drawings for illustrated books by Goethe and Shakespeare, and compositional sketches for the monumental paintings decorating the Paris state buildings such as the Palais Bourbon, Hôtel de Ville, and Palais du Luxembourg.

A fully illustrated digital and printed catalogue will be available October 9th with esay by Arlette Sérullaz, Director of the Musée Delacroix, Paris from 1984-2006; honorary Curator, Department of Graphic Arts, Louvre Museum; and noted specialist in European 19th century drawings.

Our show is timed to coincide with several major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum:

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
Musée du Louvre (March 29 -July 23, 2018) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (September 17, 2018- January 6, 2019

Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (July 17-November 11, 2018)

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Hercules and Hippolyte, Study for a Lunette of The Salon de la Paix
Oil on canvas
9 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Figures after Goya's Les Caprices
Pen and brown ink with wash on paper
8 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Military Chief ben Abou in a Morrocan Interior, 1832
Watercolor on paper
5 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Interior of a Moroccan House, 1832
Watercolor and pencil on paper
4 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Sheet of Studies of Horses, a Moroccan Man in a Turban, and a Landscape Drawing on Stationary from the French Ministry
Pen and brown ink on paper
9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Standing Female Nude Seen from Behind
Pencil on paper
9 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Studies of Flayed Leg and Arm Muscles
Pen and brown ink over traces of pencil and brown wash
8 x 12 1/8 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Torso of a Man Seen from Behind, Study for the Murals at The Salon du Roi, Palais Bourbon, Paris, 1833-37
Pencil on paper
7 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches

Vernissage de l'exposition "Eugène Delacroix"
Seated Lion in a Landscape
Watercolor on paper
7 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches
Location: New York
New York
10007 New York
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Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 23:00 CEST

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