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Museum Magnin: photos, description (Musee Magnin)

Art Museum Magnin in Dijon was named in honor of its founders, collectors of works of art by the name of Magnin - spouse of Maurice and Joan. His collection of paintings and sculptures they bequeathed to the state in 1937 along with the mansion Lanten, in which it is stored. The mansion was inherited by Magnanimi from his ancestor, this house is located in the old part of the city. The building, built in the XVIII century, was purchased by their family member in 1829.

Today the Museum is one of the most interesting attractions of Dijon and has the status of a national Museum. His collection includes over two thousand paintings and sculptures, prints, drawings, other works of art and pieces of furniture created in the period from the XVI to the XIX century.

The Museum collection is based on works by French painters, but also quite a lot of paintings of the Italian paintings and works of artists of Northern Europe. Of the 650 works by the French masters, you can see the drawings made by the hand of eugène Delacroix, as well as paintings of Claude Vignon, Philippe de champagne, Charles de La Fosse, Jacques-Louis David, Theodore Gericault and other artists. Italian art is represented by 170 paintings, whose authors are Diorama di Benvenuto, Bernardo Strozzi, Carlo Dolci, Alessandro magnasco and others. It is also worth noting the work of Peter Brueghel the younger, Paul Brill and Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and architect of the seventeenth century. The work of the last call virtuosic and sophisticated, and compare them to the works of Michelangelo. His major architectural work is the Cathedral of St. Peter and the square in front of it.