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The Fabre Museum: photos, description (Le musee Fabre)

Art Museum in Montpellier was named after françois-Xavier Fabre - artist, collector, Museum founder, his caretaker, and even a neighbor all these works of fine art. The fact that passing the city's gathered a rich collection of paintings, Fabre put forward a condition: in a mansion, where you will store this collection, there should be a place for him. The Museum in the new building was opened in 1828, and Fabre until his death in 1837, lived at the Museum and took care of the replenishment of its collection. The creative legacy of the Fabre after his death also went to the Museum. As the painter françois-Xavier Fabre was a supporter of academic manners and preferred historical subjects.

For the Museum the city authorities have allocated Massilian mansion in the historic part of the city. To him this place was located in another building, it is remarkable that in the mid-seventeenth century it gave its presentation to the troupe of the famous playwright Moliere. Near a mansion in another building houses a branch of the Museum, which holds works of art, furniture and other exhibits.

Example Fabre, who handed city their private collection, was contagious, and he was followed by other citizens, and continued to do so after his death. The collection of Flemish painting, the Museum was donated by Antoine Valedo, the family of the artist Basil gave a collection of paintings of the Impressionists in the nineteenth century, the donor becomes Jules Canonge, and in the XX-m - Madame Cabane d Esparon and other patrons. Also contributing to the Museum's collection made the biggest French museums - the Louvre and Orsay.

Currently, the collection comprises several hundred works of art created in the period from XIV century, this century is not only painting, but also drawings, ceramics, sculptures and even fabrics. The Fabre Museum has the largest collection of works by Gustave Courbet, and can present its visitors with paintings of different masters who lived in Europe at different epochs. Among them Rubens, Veronese, Caravaggio, Brueghel the younger, David, Ingres, Degas, Delacroix, Matisse, Renoir, Monet and Manet, and many others.

The Fabre Museum is one of the largest regional museums in France and has the national status.