The Lille Museum of Fine Arts, housed in a 19th-century structure on Place de la République in the Hauts-de-France region's capital, is the second-largest Fine Arts museum in France in terms of the number of objects on display.
Feel enchanted by the overwhelming aesthetics of the housing structure:
Take some time to admire the LaM's use of concrete and brick, straight and curved lines, big bay windows, and mashrabiya that fills the interior with gentle light. The LaM also sets the standard for contemporary architecture. Don't forget to look around the park, which was created to display works of Art by Calder, Miró, Picasso, Deacon, and others.
Starting with modern Art, they move on to contemporary Art, then Art brut, with theme galleries and temporary exhibition spaces interspersed to connect them to the others.
The folds in these galleries make the environment less rigid and more organic, gradually allowing visitors to become more aware of the artwork.
The architecture is somewhat reclusive in safeguarding art objects, which are frequently delicate and necessitate dimmed half-light.
At the end of the folds, which refers to the galleries, a wide bay opens stunning views of the surrounding parkland, giving the visit itinerary some breathing room.
It invites you to view art history differently as you move from gallery to gallery along a creative route that combines modern and contemporary Art with France's largest public collection of Art brut.
A section dedicated to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, European paintings by Rubens, Goya, Van Dyck, Delacroix, etc., French paintings and sculptures from the 19th century by Courbet, Puvis de Chavannes, David, Carpeaux, Rodin, and Claudel, a magnificent collection of 17th and 18th-century ceramics, a room of drawings, some of which are by Raphael, are just a few of its illustrious
The museum is renowned for its distinguished collection of modern Art, which includes works by well-known artists like Georges Braque, André Derain, Henri Laurens, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, and Kees Van Dongen.
You can find pieces by Alexander Calder, Richard Deacon, Eugène Dodeigne, Jacques Lipchitz, and Pablo Picasso if you stroll around.
This impressive outdoor exhibition, the only one of its kind in the world, is comparable to the one at the Kröller-Müller Museum, one of Europe's most prominent museums.
1 Rue de Musset, Lille, France