Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest, Brest

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With more than 300 works of art on display, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest's collection offers an overview of the history of painting from the late 16th century up to today. Special emphasis is placed on marine paintings, Breton works, and artists from the Pont-Aven School of symbolist movement. The first floor displays 16th to 19th century paintings and Asian ceramics and the ground floor has 19th to the 21st century works. The museum also displays sculptures made from Sèvres porcelain stoneware and Mathurin Méheut earthenware. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Brest Edition.
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  • Collection of small size (there is a time for all to see) but which has beautiful works ranging from the Renaissance to today, with a beautiful allegorical paintings with biblical or mythological, from the Flemish paintings of Van Blarenberghe subjects, as well as classic neo of Jules Noël. There are especially interesting paintings of the school of Pont-Aven (Sérusier, Bernard). Each room includes very enlightening explanatory sheets on the works, it's rare and it deserves to be pointed out.
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  • A nice Bonnard, a convincing Manet, a magnificent Canaletto with Spanish color character and two Aivazovsky - of which one, the rather unexpected for this Marinisten with a motif is waiting. These are my favorite pictures that I visit every time I'm back in Brest. Especially the turnerhaft bright, dazzling in the morning sun foggy «Constantinople» by Aivazovsky is worth visiting not only, but a whole trip. The collection is the light manageable rather moderate, unfortunately. But the mentioned pieces make the rather aschenputtelhaft Crouching building a more than worthwhile destination. Interesting special exhibitions take place in the ground floor, and the Museum offers also interesting workshops for children (but only and exclusively in the French language). Walking away three minutes away is located a wonderful pastry chef - should it ask after visiting the exposition for a Macaron.
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  • Yes indeed, it's not very big as a Museum of Fine Arts. Passing through Brest that day, I took the opportunity to go out and kill an hour or 2 in this Museum (free for the under 26 years old). There are beautiful paintings, going from baroque to the contemporary by the school of bridge Aven... But a pity that there is no temporary exposure, otherwise the visit is really fast (20 to 30 minutes, good go 45 if you made the effort to be interested thanks room sheets), because frankly we don't give a lot to see. There are better as Art Museum... Among the good points, the programming of the Museum, which will celebrate its 50 years in 2018. If you are fan of paint, find out about the events. But hey, for the tourist who visit Brest, if it were only a museum to go see it is probably the Marine Museum, located in the castle of Brest.
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  • the staff was friendly. the tour however was extremely short and not necessarily interesting (and yet I am open minded and always looking for the positives) but €5 for less than 15 minutes of tour seems a bit limited. Nevertheless, I advise the Museum for less than 25 years old (free). Good visit!
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  • Nice but without originality or works extremely powerful Museum.
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  • This museum is really tiny. Some nice works in the first pieces that show the city of Brest and the surrounding area in the past
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  • Ask a place more suitable and less dated
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  • Small museum with a nice collection!
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