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Art Museum in the mansion of Asseta: photos, description (Fondation Bemberg)

Luxurious mansion of a wealthy industrialist of Toulouse is today an art Museum and holds several scientific societies. The Museum belongs to Fund which owns a private art collection assembled by Georges Bemberg. Therefore, this beautiful Renaissance building is a magnificent artistic "content": paintings of the French and European painters of past centuries, including works of Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto, Giovanni Canaletto, and later masters, here are Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and others.

The mansion which houses the Museum of the Fondation Bemberg, was built in the middle of the XVIth century for Pierre ASEZA and belonged to his descendants until the mid-eighteenth century. His next owner was the Bank Ozen. Mansion Ascesa located on the homonymous square, and nearby attractions are Musee des Augustins and Basilique Saint Saturnin.

The architect of this magnificent Palace was the architect Nicolas Buchele, who offered a very effective solution: give each of the three floors their appearance with the use of the three orders used in classical style, ionic, Doric, Corinthian. So, the first floor was made in the style of the ionic order, and the third was decorated with Corinthian.

Today, the mansion ASEZA recognized as not only a historical landmark and architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance, but also one of the centers of cultural life of Toulouse.