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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  • This museum does not consider the arts as the jam: this isn't because we have to spread it! If you are looking for a museum to not knock someone works out, it is the Museum that need you! They are even not a spread over Brest. The Breton brevity or because of the 2nd World War? And more, which makes office Shop souvenir, it's a display to postcards. No commercial pressure to absolutely find a souvenir to sell to visitors. The locker room is simple. On the other hand, I saw no traffic easier for PRMS between floors... Even for a 1st Sunday of the month during the last 2 hours (free for all), there is no world coming to give good consciences by visiting a Museum!
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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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  • J, participated in a tour of the temporary "Anatomy of the Museum" exhibition which tells the story of the Museum before its final installation in the current building in 1968
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  • We had a great time helping an artist to do his canvas scarf on the day heritage, expo... Top
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  • Highly interesting collection, it may make sense to improve the quality of ambulation in the halls of permanent works.
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  • Deadly classic... But welcome
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  • The Museum that I just discovered. Interesting tour.
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