Exhibition A Personal Look at the Collection
Christine Angot at the Musée Delacroix
from September 15, 2017 to January 8, 2018
Eugène Delacroix, Portrait de la fille de Jenny le Guillou
© RMN-GP MdL / G. Blot
Renowned French contemporary writer, Christine Angot, was invited by the Musée Delacroix to select works from the collection that moved, interested, surprised, and amazed her.
Her chosen favorites evoke personal memories of her childhood and youth spent in the heart of France, not far from Nohant, where French writer George Sand lived and Delacroix once stayed. In addition to the works from the museum, Christine Angot also selected some contemporary pieces by Johan Creten, Charles Simonds, and Werner Herzog. This exhibition launches the first literary season at the Musée Delacroix on the theme of the creation of art, literature, and music.
The writings of Delacroix will be compared with contemporary conceptions. The question “Who were you at 25 years old?” will tie all of the projects together, in an attempt to find out what drove, revolted, and troubled the participating artists and led them to become what they are today. Each of their experiences, each path, will reveal the issues that influence us all, irrespective of our backgrounds.
Author Christine Angot, historians Léonore Chastagner and Franck Joubin, with the support of Dominique de Font-Réaulx, director of the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix.
From September 15, 2017 to January 8, 2018
Musée National Eugène-Delacroix
6, rue de Fürstenberg
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 41 86 50
Line 4 – Saint-Germain-des-Prés station
Line 10 – Mabillon station
Every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
€7 (included in the museum ticket)
The Musée du Louvre ticket also gives access to the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix on the same day.