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The national Museum of Eugene Delacroix: a photo, a description (Musee national Eugene Delacroix)

The national Museum of eugène Delacroix occupies the apartment where the artist lived the last years of his life, and his workshop located in the garden adjacent to the house. The artist moved here in 1867 that no interference to working on the mural located near the Church of Saint-Sulpice. He was seriously ill and wanted to have time to complete the work on the frescoes.

Delacroix has lived a tumultuous, eventful life. It was believed that he was the illegitimate son of Napoleon's foreign Minister Talleyrand. The boy's parents died early, at age sixteen the young man was left to himself. Thinking about his future, he chose the painting, and ten years later achieved fame in this field, putting the painting "Massacre at Chios". After the July uprising of 1830, he wrote the famous "Liberty leading the people" - the painting caused a furor, the government bought it, but immediately ordered to remove from the public eye. In Russia, the painting known as "Liberty on the barricades". It is now exhibited in the Louvre.

Then there were years of wandering in the Maghreb countries. Upon returning to France, the official orders for the Bourbon and Luxembourg palaces of the Louvre. The last twelve years of his life Delacroix was dedicated the Church of Saint-Sulpice, where he created in the encaustic technique is a huge mural "the Battle of Jacob with the angel", "Saint Michael killing the demon" and "the Expulsion of Heliodorus from the robber of the temple of Jerusalem". Delacroix very saddened that these works remained practically unnoticed.

Eugene Delacroix died in 1863 at his home. The apartment and Studio passed into private hands. In 1929 the house was going to demolish to build garages. The Committee for the salvation of the monument was led by the painters Maurice Denis and Paul Signac. As a result, the Studio Delacroix was declared a monument of national culture. Today you can see a real easel master, two wooden drawing table, sketching, drawing and printmaking, narrow bed, where the artist spent the last hours of life.

Connoisseurs of the artist's work can also be viewed in the garden of Luxembourg plastic and expressive monument to Delacroix by sculptor aimé-Jules Dala. The monument was installed here in 1890.