Art investigation



The Lion Hunt - Delacroix

"The Lion Hunt" by Eugène Delacroix is one of the greatest masterpieces of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux. With this animal theme, he created a manifesto of the romanticism of 19th century painting in France. Transferred to Bordeaux after the World's Fair, this painting was to meet a rebellious fate, a fire damaged it by more than 60%. Why was this painting sent to Bordeaux? How do we know what was missing before the fire? Can it be considered as a work by the master once it has been fully restored?

Duration : 26 mins

Producer : Eclectic Production

Production year : 2016

Production country : France