Glenn Brown: Musée National Eugène-Delacroix, Paris
In the continuity of FIAC Hors les Murs in the Jardin des Tuileries, the musée national Eugène Delacroix opens to FIAC visitors, in collaboration with the musée du Louvre.
The museum setting will feature works by Glenn Brown, in collaboration with Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London). Born in 1966 in Hexham, Glenn Brown is one of Britain’s most revered contemporary artists.
He works across painting, drawing and sculpture, taking as his source material reproduced imagery from art history and popular culture. At the core of his practice is the blending of artistic periods and stylistic genre. Transcending time and pictorial conventions, Glenn Brown’s work disarms common distinctions between beauty and abjection, heightening the emotive tension present within.
For his exhibition at the Musée Delacroix, the artist presents new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture, inspired by Delacroix, among other artists. Sharing a dedication for draughtsmanship with Delacroix, Glenn Brown has been pursuing drawing as an autonomous form of expression since 2013. With flowing forms and energetic lines, he captures the potential and freedom of the medium in his richly layered drawings. Engaging with the ennobled subjects of portraiture and nature, themes also explored by Delacroix, Glenn Brown transposes the work of his predecessor into his own complex and unique artistic language.
Glenn BrownDrawing 30 (after Delacroix), 2015Indian ink on paper, Pergamenata Natural69.5 x 49.6 cm, framed 95.4 x 76.3 x 3.5
Glenn BrownIm Gestein, 2019Oil and acrylic paint on panel192.9 x 122 x 1 cm (78 3/8 x 48 1/8 in) panel size
199.5 x 128.5 x 5.5 cm frame size
Glenn BrownPasschendaele, 2017Oil on panel204 x 138 cm (80 1/4 x 54 3/8 in)
Glenn BrownAnd Thus We Existed, 2019Oil and acrylic paint on panel197.6 x 122 x 0.6 cm (78 x 48 1/8 in) panel size
204.1 x 128.1 x 5.5 cm frame size
Glenn BrownDie Mutter des Kunstlers, 2016Oil on panel200 x 162 cm (78 3/4 x 63 3/4 in)
Glenn BrownDrawing 3 (after Pieneman/Van Noordt), 2019Acrylic paint on film over cardboard, frame56.3 x 42 cm sheet size
68 x 54 x 6 cm frame size
Glenn BrownObnoxiously Sexual, 2019Oil paint and acrylic over bronze109 x 50 x 62 cm sculpture
212 x 74 x 74 cm Corian and steel table, vitrine
Glenn BrownDrawing 2 (after Delacroix/Raphael), 2019Acrylic paint on film over cardboard, frame89.5 x 74 cm sheet
109.2 x 94 x 6 cm framed
Glenn BrownA new, better, faster breed, 2019Triptych; oil and acrylic paint on panel, frames100.2 x 75.4 cm panel size (each)
122.3 x 96.8 frame size (each)
Glenn BrownMyth of the Near Future (Painting for Georgiana Houghton), 2019Oil and acrylic paint on panel197.5 x 122 cm panel size
203.9 x 128.5 x 5.5 cm frame size
Glenn BrownDrawing 4 (after Delacroix), 2019Acrylic paint on film over cardboard, frame31 x 38.5 cm sheet
50.5 x 57 x 6 cm framed
Glenn BrownDrawing 6 (after Del Sarto/Raphael/Van Dyck), 2019Triptych; Indian ink and acrylic paint on film over cardboard46 x 33 cm (18 1/8 x 13 in) sheet size (each)
57.4 x 45 x 3.5 cm frame size (each)