Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon is the most important museum in the city of Lyon and one of the most important in France. It is located in the city center, on the Place des Terreux and was opened in 1801 as one of the few beyond the Louvre Museum. The museum's collection is very extensive and includes works of painting, sculpture, ancient art (including a large collection of Egyptian art, but also Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Oriental), various art objects, numismatic objects, drawings and prints. The museum is housed in the old Palais Saint Pierre, a former 17th century convent. As many as 35 rooms are dedicated to works of painting, presenting a complete panorama of Western painting from the fourteenth century to the eighties of the twentieth century. Among the major works there are Italian Renaissance and 17th and 18th century artists, such as Perugino, Correggio, Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto, Guido Reni, Pietro da Cortona, Domenichino, Guerchino, Canaletto and Tiepolo, while, for the same period, among the artists French there are great names such as Poussin, Charles les Brun, Philippe de Champaigne. There are also works of Spanish painting, with works by artists such as El Greco or de Ribera, and of the Dutch, Flemish and German schools, among which the works of Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dick stand out. As for 19th century painting, there are many of the leading French artists - and not only - of the 19th century, including Ingres, Géricault, Courbet, Pissarro, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh and many others . And again, among the artists of the twentieth century there are works by artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Braque, De Chirico, Modigliani, Chagall, Bacon, Dubuffet and others.

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20, place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon


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