Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

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Art Museum Nantes

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (reopened in 2017 as the Musée d'Arts de Nantes ; German Art Museum Nantes ) is a French museum in downtown Nantes , Pays de la Loire region . It shows art from the 13th century to the present day.

The museum goes back to the so-called Chaptal decree of the time of Napoleon Bonaparte and was brought to life at the same time as 14 other museums outside Paris in 1801. In 1810, François Cacault's large collection was purchased. It has been in the current building since 1900, which was built as a museum by Clément-Marie Josso . It has two floors around a covered courtyard. From 2011 to 2017 it was closed for construction work and was expanded from around 11,000 to 18,000 square meters.


One focus of the collection is on the Italian Trecento : the Florentine School and the School of Siena are well represented. Works by Perugino , Bicci di Lorenzo , Cosmè Tura , Andrea Solari , Giovan Battista Moroni are shown.

The 17th century is represented by still lifes and landscapes by Italian painters: Guido Reni , Luca Giordano , Giuseppe Recco , Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione , Orazio Gentileschi ; there are also French works such as the night pieces by Georges de la Tour . Dutch painting is represented by Peter Paul Rubens , Gaspar de Crayer , Matthias Stomer , Gerrit van Honthorst , Hendrik Goltzius , Jan Breughel the Elder , Adam Frans van der Meulen , Peter Lely and Marinus van Reymerswaele .

Works by Eugène Delacroix , Henri Rousseau , Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot , Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres ( Portrait of Madame de Senonnes , 1814), Jean-Léon Gérôme , Paul Baudry , as well as landscape painters such as Maxime Maufra and Edward Burne-Jones , but also James Tissot .

Modernism in the twentieth century is through Fauvism ( Raoul Dufy and Robert Delaunay ), Paul Signac , Jean Metzinger , Claude Monet , Kees van Dongen , Raoul Dufy, Max Ernst ( La Forêt ), Wassily Kandinsky , Maurice Denis , Tamara de Lempicka and Jean Tinguely represented.

The contemporary art shows works by Maurizio Cattelan , photographs of Gilbert & George , installations of Christian Boltanski and pictures of Gerhard Richter .

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Commons : Musée d'Arts de Nantes  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 47 ° 13 '10 "  N , 1 ° 32' 50"  W.