LETTER OF SEMINAR 94
 

ARTS & SOCIETIES

With the support of the Foundation of France
Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

DELACROIX AND THINGS
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Eugène Delacroix, Nature morte aux homards, Salon de 1827, huile sur toile, 80 × 106 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre, département des Peintures
Eugène Delacroix, Still Life with Lobsters, 1827 Salon, oil on canvans, 80 x 106 cm, Paris, Department of Paintings, Louvre Museum

Dominique de Font-Réaulx
Delacroix and Things: Remembering Impressions

 


Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Julie Sissia, Carole Giry
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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             While Delacroix was not especially attentive to things, while he painted during his lifetime just one, though quite astonishing, still life (Still Life with Lobsters, preserved at the Louvre Museum), and while he was not himself a collector, either, and he even had declared his “dread of disorder,” this painter seems to have been attached to the objects he brought back from his 1832 voyage to Morocco.  Dominique de Font-Réaulx, who is the director of the Delacroix Museum and who has showcased Delacroix’s chest of oriental souvenirs in a recent exhibition, examines again here the nature of this attachment.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


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