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The Rigaud Museum: photos, description (Musee Hyacinthe-Rigaud)

This art Museum in Perpignan was named in honor of the painter Hyacinthe Rigaud, who was born in this city and became famous as a portraitist of the Baroque era.

Hyacinthe Rigaud was born in Perpignan in 1659, and died in Paris in 1743-m. After studying painting in Montpellier and working in Lyon, he moved to Paris, where he wrote to order for representatives of the third estate - for all but nobles and clergy. In 1688, the artist began to write for Versailles and basically only portrayed the noble of its inhabitants, and the king himself. Hyacinth Rigaud gained fame as the prominent author of the ceremonial portrait, the artist was awarded the title of academician of painting.

For the Museum named Rigaud in Perpignan was given the building of the XVIII century, situated near the Palace of the kings of Majorca. In addition to numerous paintings of Rigaud, here you can see a rich collection of European painting ranging from the paintings of the XV century and ending with the works created in the last century.

Part of the exhibition devoted to the works of Catalan art, in particular, the primitives of the XIV-XVI centuries. The Museum also presents and sculpture - for example, the works of Aristide Maillol, who was not only a sculptor but also a native of Catalonia.

The Museum also holds works by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy. We should also mention the work of famous surrealist Salvador Dali, who not only visited Perpignan, and found here the reason for the "cosmic ecstasy" and inspiration. Inspired by the view of the building of railway station, Dali painted his interior.