One of the best in France, Musée des Beaux-Arts will captivate you with its collection of artwork and the tombs of two (of the four) Dukes of Burgundy. It is home to one of France's most notable public collections. It includes works of art from every school, dating from the 15th century to the present, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and decorative objects.
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The museum is a temple of 19th-century painting due to the collection's extreme diversity, the range of artistic movements it covers, and the presence of essential pieces by great artists. The first significant sites on the circuit are Perugino, Gerard David, Clouet, and Veronese. The course then continues with an exceptional collection of paintings from the 17th century, including works by Rubens, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Vouet, La Hyre, Poussin, and Le Sueur.
Traverse centuries as you pass from one gallery to the next:
The collections of the 20th century are introduced by Modigliani, Dufy, and the Duchamp brothers, with a particular emphasis on the Puteaux group. Abstract artists like Vieira da Silva, Dubuffet, and Nemours are featured. And the museum is now home to ambitious pieces by Delvoye and Varini, representing 21st-century art.
Understand the curation and how it makes for an envious institute of global recognition:
The drawings from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, frequently loaned to other institutions, have long contributed to the museum's enviable reputation. The museum's graphic arts section, which complements the Bibliothèque Municipale collection with its eight thousand or so drawings, is renowned throughout the world in large part due to the extraordinary donation by Henri and Suzanne Baderou of over five thousand pictures in 1975, including significant works by Vouet, Tiepolo, Ingres, and Degas.
The anthological exhibition 'French master drawings from the Rouen Museum: from Caron to Delacroix' that was held in Washington, New York, Minneapolis, and Malibu in 1980–1981 was one of many occasions that allowed the wealth of the Rouen collection—or at least some of it—to be revealed.
A lavish book (Grandi disegni italiani delle collezioni pubbliche di Rouen, 2003) commissioned by the Italian publisher Silvana Editoriale also includes the Italian drawings.
Palais des Etats de Bourgogne, 21000, Dijon France