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The Basel art Museum

Art Museum in Basel - the largest public collection of art objects of Switzerland. The basis of the richest collection of the Museum is a large collection of paintings by local collector Basilius of Amerbach. The Museum collection is constantly replenished, mainly by gifts and wills of various wealthy citizens and collectors. The publisher and urban artist Samuel Birman bequeathed to the Museum not only gathered a collection, but half of the marital status on the condition that their money will be spent on the purchase of paintings by contemporary Swiss artists, therefore, many Swiss artists are not left without attention.

This Museum is the repository of the world's largest collection of works by artists from the dynasty of Kolbanov. Basilius Amerbach and his family was in friendly relations with Galbanum, so they inherited many of the works of artists. In this Museum you can see the painting by Holbein depicting the dead body of Christ, which is so shocked at the time, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

The exposition is located on two floors. On the ground floor you can see the works of masters of the XV—XIX centuries, such as: Galbani, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, etc. Are works of the Impressionists Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. On the second floor - a collection of sculptures and painting of the XX century presents the work of the so-called Cubists, including Pablo Picasso. Also in the Museum you can admire the works of the constructivists, Dadaists and Surrealists. The most famous of the latter is Salvador Dali.