Delacroix - women of Algiers

Eugène Delacroix
The women of Algiers (in their apartment)
Oil on canvas. 180 × 229cm.
Paris, Louvre.

Eugène Delacroix at CaixaForum Madrid

The exhibition 'Delacroix (1798-1863)' features more than 130 works by the greatest French Romantic painter. At CaixaForum Madrid from 19 October 2011 to 15 January 2012.

Source: CaixaForum Madrid /

When I paint a picture, I am not writing a thought”.
Eugène Delacroix

"Delacroix (1798-1863)" is the most complete exhibition devoted to the most important French Romantic painter to be assembled in the last 50 years, illustrating the many facets in the work of this genius.

Jointly organised by ”la Caixa” and the Louvre Museum, the show includes more than 130 works, and it is structured in 12 sections: "Delacroix and the model", "The Faust illustrations", "The portrait and the British influence", "Literary inspiration", "The drama of Greece", "Memories of the journey to Morocco", "Large decorative works", "Medea and St. Sebastian", "The solitude of Christ", "Series and variations", "The Lion Hunt: the power of the sketch" and "Landscape: between the material and the spirit".

Highlights of the exhibition include "Women of Algiers in their Apartment" -on loan from the Louvre Museum- and "Greece Dying on the Ruins of Missolonghi", from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux.

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