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Dijon Museum of fine arts: photos, description (Musee des beaux-arts de Dijon)

The fine arts Museum of Dijon is one of France's oldest art museums. It was founded in 1799 and is located in the walls of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, previously occupied by the Dijon school of drawing. He is currently recognized as the second largest fine arts Museum in the country.

The building itself is a work of architectural art, and decorated outside with sculptures and bas-reliefs, and the interior stucco and carved wooden panels. Founded by Duke of Burgundy Philip the Brave in the XIV century, the Palace became more beautiful in the XVII century, when it passed to the jurisdiction of the Royal court and was built by court architects.

At the end of the XVIII century has just opened, the Museum could offer to the attention of the audience only two rooms, one of which was presented to the sculptures, and the other paintings. But already during the reign of Napoleon, the collection was filled with so much that we had to expand exhibition space.

In the Museum you can see paintings by French masters of the XVII-XIX centuries, works of art, medieval Burgundy, the collection of Flemish painting, including paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Bruegel the elder and Hals. There are tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy sculptor Claus Sluter transferred from the monastery Anmol, two gilded altarpiece, the work of the Flemish painter Melchior of Broederlam. French painting is represented by the artists of the Fontainebleau school, the Impressionists and the Cubists, and the painters of Dijon school of drawing. In addition, in the Museum you can see paintings by Italian authors, including Titian and Veronese, not less interesting exhibits of ancient Egyptian art, opened in 1998.