Maurice Denis and Eugène Delacroix: from the studio to the museum

A new exhibition at the musée national Eugène Delacroix, Paris, traces the history of the artists involved in transforming Delacroix's final home from a studio to a museum.

Maurice Denis (1870-1943) and his generation - Emile Bernard, Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard and Georges Desvallières - drew a lot from Delacroix, and were able to benefit from the publication of his first letters and then of his Journal in 1893.

Denis became President of the Société des Amis d'Eugène Delacroix, in which capacity he played a major role in saving Delacroix's final home on the place de Fürstenberg, and transforming it into a museum.

Maurice Denis, Hommage à Cézanne (© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Adrien Didierjean)

Opening on 3 May, this exhibition at the musée national Eugène-Delacroix, will be the first to consider the depth of admiration for Delacroix's work among artists of the next generation. It will include significant loans of works by Denis and his contemporaries, but will also be an opportunity to consider the renovation of Delacroix's final home, and how it fed into his afterlife as a painter.

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The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events and a catalogue.

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