Posts Tagged ‘Etude de jambes d’homme assis et étude d’une tête

29
Nov
08

Exhibition: ‘Delacroix and Photography’ at Musée national Eugène Delacroix, Paris

Exhibition dates: 28th November 2008 – 2nd March 2009

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Many thankx to the Musée national Eugène Delacroix for allowing me to publish the artwork in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

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Eugène Delacroix. 'Etude de jambes d'homme assis et étude d'une tête' nd

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Eugène Delacroix
Etude de jambes d’homme assis et étude d’une tête
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Eugene Durieu. 'Nu masculin assis de face, les jambes écartées' nd

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Eugène Durieu
Nu masculin assis de face, les jambes écartées
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“Far from seeing photography as a potential rival to painting, Delacroix took a keen interest in the development of this new medium, following its technical progress with sufficient curiosity to become a founding member of the Heliographic Society in 1851. He amassed a considerable photographic collection – of frescoes by Raphael, paintings by Rubens, and cathedral sculptures. Moreover, although he did not use a camera himself, a series of male and female nude models were photographed at his request by Eugène Durieu, in 1854 …”

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Musée national Eugène Delacroix
6 rue de Furstenberg
75 006 Paris
T: +33 (0)1 44 41 86 50

Opening hours:
The museum is open daily except Tuesday, 9.30 am – 5 pm (tickets sold until 4:30 pm)

Musée national Eugène Delacroix website

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Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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