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Orleans Museum of fine arts: photos, description (Musee des beaux-arts d'orleans)

Orleans Museum of fine arts is the largest in France, probably second in quantity, diversity and value of the exhibits of the Louvre. Its collection is many thousands of a collection of paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, works of decorative art. In total there are more than 60 thousand exhibits.

The Museum was created after the French revolution, so the first in his collection are works from private collections seized by the revolutionaries from the upper classes. Since 1797, the Museum was located in the house Creno - the old town hall, built in the XV century and decorated with exquisite decor. In 1984, the Museum moved to new, special constructed building for him.

The Orleans collection of the Museum of fine arts was replenished by donors, and to the present time formed a rich collection which comprises works of the XV-XX centuries. Here are the various European schools of painting (Italian, Flemish, Dutch) and directions in the visual arts (classicism, romanticism, symbolism, impressionism and post-impressionism), art of the twentieth century. Among the authors represented in these halls, - Tintoretto, Velazquez, van Dyck, Breughel, Delacour, Sisley, Rodin, Maillol, Gericault, Gauguin, Picasso and other famous painters and sculptors.

In addition to the masterpieces of the world art can also be seen here and samples of folk art - lubok pictures, which decorated the homes of the peasants and poorer citizens. They were called "Leterme" in the name of the person, the first time they painted.

But the most valuable in the collection of the orléans Museum is a collection of pastel drawings, which allotted a separate room. It exhibits the work of three prominent artists - de La tour, Chardin and Apron.

In Orleans, the Museum is located on Rue Fernand Rabier.