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

Museum of fine arts of nice is set in the Palace of Kochubey, on the prospect of Bomet. The Palace is magnificent in its halls lie the real treasures.

The Museum has a mixed French-Russian roots. The idea of creating a nice art collection was expressed during a visit to the city of the Emperor Napoleon III. For him it was a political move: under the Treaty of 1860 Piedmont-Sardinia (the predecessor of Italy) territory of the County of nice was ceded to France, and the Emperor tried to look dignified in the eyes of the new citizens. However, building for the Museum then was not, his first collection was kept in the archives and the local library, and then exhibited in the not too suitable for this space.

In 1878, in nice, the couple moved Kochubey, V. Prince Leo and Princess Elizabeth download the film the composer-dilettante, who composed popular songs (e.g., "I knew the eyes" on verses by Tyutchev). Is Elizabeth V. bought a nice plot of land and started the construction of the Palace. She soon tired of this undertaking and in 1883 sold the unfinished building to the American industrialist James Thompson. In 1925 the Villa was bought by the city. Here is located the Palace of arts in which the Museum was created by the artist Jules Cheret. Gradually, the collection has expanded through donations of many collectors, and have appeared nice Museum of fine arts.

His collection is located on two floors. Entering, the visitor first of all crosses the former winter garden which is now a patio, and enters the exhibition primitive paintings of Provence XVI-XVIII centuries. Here is a large hall devoted to the works of the dynasty of painters van Loo. On the ground floor you can also see the work of Agnolo Bronzino, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Abraham Blumart, Jean-Honore Fragonard. Magnificent monumental staircase leads to the second floor where there is a collection of academic painting and sculpture of the nineteenth century, Impressionists and post-Impressionists. On this floor you can get acquainted with the work of Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, eugène Boudin, Alexander Cabanela, Edouard Vuillard. Here are the sculptures of Jean-Baptiste carpeaux, françois Ruud, Auguste Rodin.

Built with panache, the elegant Palace of Kochubey with its high ceilings and excellent lighting itself gives the impression of a Museum exhibit. His first owners, Prince and Princess Kochubey, are buried at the Orthodox cemetery of Cocad in nice. Passing the front rooms, you can mentally cause of the age-old darkness, two of these images. Faintly sounds the chords of the song, preselected unknown life, in which nice was something of a problem for brilliant and self-confident citizens, and again around the silent paintings and sculptures.