Eugène Delacroix: East and West
Trailer for the documentary “Eugène Delacroix, d'Orient et d'Occident” by Arnaud Xainte1 April at 4.20 pm on ARTE
To mark the retrospective of Eugène Delacroix’s work at the Musée du Louvre from 29 March to 23 July 2018, ARTE is broadcasting a brand new documentary recounting the journey to Morocco that affected the artist so profoundly and enabled him to express his flamboyant creativity through the orientalist movement.
The story begins in February 1864, at the auction of works from Delacroix’s studio, as the artist had requested before he died the previous year. Seven travel journals from his trip to Morocco were among the paintings. Dazzled by the country, Delacroix filled these fabulous books with notes, drawings and sketches, which would inspire him for the rest of his life. As well as recounting the story of the artist, the film features some erudite interpretations of Delacroix’s paintings and notebooks by art historians.
© Illégitime Défense - Arnaud Xainte
The Photo Agency has provided images of works by Eugène Delacroix to help Arnaud Xainte illustrate his documentary, “Eugène Delacroix, d'Orient et d'Occident”, produced by Illégitime Défense and broadcast on ARTE.