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Museum of fine arts of Brest: photo description (Musee des beaux-arts de Brest)

Museum of fine arts is one of the many museums in the French city of Brest, located in the West of France in Brittany. Interestingly, it is located in the most Western Department of the country of Finistère, whose name means "land's end". Brest was founded quite long ago, but of particular importance was only in the XVII century. He then became the main base of the French fleet, which contributed a lot to the famous cardinal Richelieu.

The city has preserved many medieval buildings and museums. Museum of fine arts was founded in 1875, but suffered greatly during the Second world war. Collection, fortunately, was taken in the evacuation, but the building itself was completely destroyed during an air attack. Only in 1964 was built a new building, combining the Museum. It is a typical post-war administrative structure of the era and is not very picturesque.

The Museum itself is dedicated to fine art of the old Italian and French masters, but there are artists of the Nordic countries. It is worth noting such artists as Luca Giordano, Edouard Manet and Michelangelo - the famous German artist. Basically, there are paintings of the XVIII-XIX centuries - a lot of post-impressionism and even surrealism. Contemporary art is also not side-stepped. Special attention is paid to local artists - here are a lot of seascapes (marine), types of Brest and other works made by masters of the Breton school. There is even a section entirely dedicated to urban history.

In total the Museum has 250 exhibits, among which it is worth noting printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, decorations, and objects of Oriental art.