Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In the Studio - Delacroix

Eugéne Delacroix
1798-1863

The Place de Furstenberg...a serene spot amid the bustling streets of Saint Germain.

And tucked into a corner of the square...a romantic archway leading to a secluded courtyard.  

A hidden gem...the Musée Delacroix, where the artist lived and worked from 1857 until his death in 1863.

After a tour of his apartment, we headed out back to his studio overlooking a charming garden.

Lit by a soaring window and skylight, even on the cloudy day we visited, his studio was full of light.


The artist's easel.

Often called the "master of color," his vibrant pigments still evident on his palette.



His work showcased throughout his studio.




As well as works by his cousin, Leon Riesener.
Riesener
Riesener
Riesener
Overlooking the courtyard garden below.
Only the bulbs and a single cherry tree were able to break through the brisk April day.




Descending back into the city, daydreaming about another artist and his garden.

Delacroix the perfect precursor to our next day's stop...Claude Monet's studio and garden at Giverny.    Romanticism to Impressionism.








4 comments:

pve design said...

How very kind of you to take us along to such a lovely studio. Wonderful and I do love the images of you as a "tourist" in Paris.
pve

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Patricia, do you have a favorite Paris museum, artistic spot or other?

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

One of my favorite secret museums! Did you go to Flamant in that same courtyard? And also the little garden shop right next door?

Jennifer C. Webb said...

loved the garden shop...the shop keeper so welcoming and friendly. Of course, I wanted all of the garden furniture...a little taste of Luxembourg garden chairs at home would be nice!

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