Curators Reflect: Delacroix’s “North African Man and Woman with Baskets of Vegetables and Fruit”

December 6, 2022

“For me, this is a drawing about the desire to know more and the frustration of knowing too little.” Giulio Dalvit, Assistant Curator of Sculpture, investigates an enigmatic pastel created by Eugène Delacroix. He reveals how the scene poses more questions than it answers—first and foremost, who are this man and woman, and where are we? Learn more about all the works on view in The Eveillard Gift, through February 26, 2023.

Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)
North African Man and Woman with Baskets of Vegetables and Fruit, ca. 1853

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