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Museum françois Ruud: photo description (Musee Rude)

The name Francois Ruud, a native of Dijon and the famous sculptor, in his hometown named the area and his life and work is dedicated to the Museum.

Francois Rud was born in 1784 in the family of potters. The future sculptor studied at city Academy of fine arts and then continued his studies in Paris. Among his most famous works is called a sculptural group "the performance of the volunteers in 1792" (or "La Marseillaise" performed in the 30-ies of the XIX century) on the arc de Triomphe in Paris, held in the Louvre "Joan of Arc" and "Neapolitan boy, fiddling tortoise. Work Ruud can be seen in the temples and squares of the cities of France.

In Dijon, the Museum contains the author's sketches and sketches, copies of the works and the casts from bas-reliefs preserved in other museums around the country. So, the Museum presents a copy of the "Marseillaise" in full size. Francois Rud also was the author of the busts and statues of famous political figures (Marshal Ney, Napoleon), a researcher of Maritime spaces of Jean-Francois de La Perouse, the mathematician Gaspard Monge, as well as relief images of ancient gods and heroes - mercury, Achilles, Prometheus. The sculptor was inspired and biblical stories, he made a statue of the virgin, the sculptural group "Baptism of Christ" and "Crucifixion".

A Museum dedicated to the works of françois Ruud, was opened in the former Church of Saint-Etienne, built in the XV century. The Museum occupies part of the building, namely the transept and the choir. The feature of this building is also an underground crypt, which survived from the earlier Church that stood on this place in XI century. The Museum was opened in 1947.