Granet Museum, Aix-en-Provence

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Granet Museum was opened to the public in 1838, on the property of Saint-Jean-de-Malte. It still shares gardens with the estate of Saint Jean’s church. This mighty structure houses works of art, including paintings by Jean Auguste Dominique and Paul Cezanne, and sculptures depicting pre-Roman settlements north of Aix. Make Granet Museum part of your personalized Aix-en-Provence itinerary using our Aix-en-Provence road trip website .
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  • The classy art museum in Aix-en-Provence has its name from the painter François-Marius Granet (1775-1849). The nucleus of the Museum's collections originated from Granet, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, amongst other things, ' portrait of Granet, but the older collection in the Museum are also provided by donations from a number of other art collectors. The current museum was opened in 1838, but a small part of the collection of paintings and archaeological matters had previously been exhibited in town hall. From 1838 got the citizens of Aix-en-Provence as a large and beautiful art museum, arranged in rooms that had previously belonged to the Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte, which is adjacent to the Museum. The visit to the Musée Granet begins in Floor-1, where the collection of Dutch, French and Italian images from 1300-1800 are exhibited. Here are many very lovely pictures of famous painters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Paul Bril, David Teniers I, Jacob Gerritz Cuyp, Philippe de Champaigne, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Jacques Louis David, Gaspare Traversi, Mattia Preti (Il Calabrese), Domenico Fetti, as well as many other works of perhaps less known or anonymous artists. On the lower floor is also a small collection of archaeological artifacts. The Museum's collection is much larger than what is here is room to display, and Aix-en-Provence are working in these years to create the opportunity to open a new archaeological museum. In floor 0 found the great Hall with sculptures, and in Floor 1 apply it so the works from around 1800 onwards. It comes through the gorgeous salle François-Marius Granet with works of Granet and contemporaries: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (portrait of Granet), Jacques Louis David, Théodore Géricault, Emilie Loubon and several others. It is also in floor 1 that you will find the Musée Granets collection of works by Paul Cézanne. Cézanne lived for the last five years of his life in Aix. You can visit his Studio and done much to get the tourists to ' follow in the footsteps of Cézanne's ' by going for a long walk around the city and see the different locations where Cezanne came and went. The most important thing though is to see his fine pictures in the Musée Granet, a collection as the Museum is more than proud to own, and it understands it well. In floor 1 is also the spaces with the 73 works, as Philippe Meyer (1925 – 2007) total and at the time of his death donated to the French State. Here are pictures of, among others, Francesco Guardi, Camille Corot, Eugène Boudin, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Albert Marquet, Alberto Giacometti and many others. When you have seen the Musée Granets collection, which I spent a little more than an hour and a half on, one can proceed to Granet XX – Collection Jean Planque, located a few hundred metres from the Musée Granet, and which is gloriously decorated in a chapel from the 1600 's. Before then, however, we should definitely look into the Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte, where there are also images, among other Eugène Delacroix Antoon van Dyck's copy of "Christ on the cross". But here is also the works of André Boisson, Gilles Garcin, Jean Jouvenet, Nicolas Mignard, Louis Finson, and Michel-François Dandré-Bardon. Are you interested in Visual art, so these fine museums are reason enough to visit the Aix-en-Provence.
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  • Great Museum that makes you travel from our origins in the seventeenth century. The works are willing, even if sometimes we miss back and lighting to distinguish details.
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  • I really like museums, and here in addition to an interesting collection, we also have an interesting architecture of the building itself.
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  • A great stop for a hour or two to check out the local fine art collection. You won't need much more time than this however far more impressive collections to be found in larger cities. Enjoyed some of the more unique local museums better.
  • Small but full of small treasures, like the early works of Cezanne. The live music performances just in front of the paintings, about the paintings themselves, made some amazing moments that I couldn't expect in a museum.
  • I truly loved it! It hosted 2 exhibitions and the permanent modern and classic parts are great! Plus on Sunday it was a free visit!
  • One of the must visit art museums in Aix-en- province. The best part is the other building of Grant Museum. It houses some of the best collections of Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and ofcure Cezzane and other well known artists.
  • Permanent collection has nothing interesting. Good exhibition of Cezanne. The other building Granet XXe is a must visit though due to some amazing Picasso masterpieces.

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