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Musee Goya, Castres

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Named for the master Spanish painter, Musee Goya has the largest collection of Spanish paintings in France. Located in the old Bishop's Palace built in 1675, this is the only museum of Spanish paintings dating as far back as the 14th century in the country. See works by Zurbarán, Velázquez, and, of course, Goya. Explore the rare, historical collections of weapons from the 15th to the 20th centuries, coins from as far back as the 12th century, and French sculpture. Admire the 50 pieces of Spanish sculpture from the 15th to the 20th centuries, as well as drawings and etchings, including nearly 600 works from old masters and Goya's four engraved series. Add Musee Goya to your Castres travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Castres day trip planning app .
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  • With our tour group, my wife and I toured the Goya Museum. We saw many fantastic artifacts and paintings, but my wife counted only three paintings by Goya. Thus, if your main desire is to look at Goya...  more »
  • As a non art expert, I enjoyed my visit. There was a good variety of art work and artefacts with guides in English and French from old masters to a modern exhibition. The name is slightly misleading a...  more »
  • Musée Goya, Castres, while I stayed me in Toulouse, I decided to visit Castres and Musée Goya. My expectations for the Museum was surpassed. It was a very great experience to see the Museum's amazing collection of Spanish paintings. Musée Goya was founded in 1840, and from the beginning decorated in the former Episcopal Palace, built in 1675. The collection consisted of the early paintings as well as a section with mineralogical and Zoological effects. Most of the paintings belonged to the painter Marcel Briguiboul (1837 – 1892), who himself was an art collector, and after his wife's death and Briguibols's death in 1927, his collection was bequeathed to Castres municipality. Already in the middle of the 1890s, it was decided that Castres ' museum was supposed to be a museum of Spanish artists ' works. In the 1900-century is there come numerous works for. Other French museums have deposited works here, and the collection of the Musée Goya has grown bit by bit, and today has a scale and a quality that we in Spain must be both envious and proud at the same time. The collection contains works from 1400 century and up to the 1900-century. In the first room, where one buys his ticket to the Museum, you can, among other things, view a self-portrait by Marcel Briguiboul. He sits a little carelessly dressed in jacket with nice, red bow tie and top hat. In his left hand he holds a chalk pipe, and the right hand he rows toward the Viewer, as he also look out on. His gesture with his hand, as he will say: Here you go! All this is to you guys here in Castres! But otherwise the collection chronologically hung. First a number of altarpieces from the 1400 's. Here are works by anonymous masters but also by among others Joan Reixach, as those who have visited the Museo de Bellas Artes in Valencia in Spain will be familiar with the other named champions are: Joan Mates, Llouís Borrassà and Pedro Espalargues. In the next room continues the collection with works from manierisme to Baroque. Works by Joan de Joanes, Vicente Macip, Francisco de Osona, El Greco (copy), Francesco Pacheco, Francisco de Herrera in, Pedro Orrente, Juseppe (José) de Ribera, Sebastián de Llanos y Valdés, Juan de Valdés Leal Bausá, Gregorie, Pedro Anastasio Bocanegra, Francisco de Zurbarán, Alonso Cano, Sebastian Munoz, Cladio Coello, Pedro de Moya, Luca Giordano, José Aparicio, Josep and Fernat Flaugier are some of artists, whose works hang side-by-side on the walls. So when one into the Chamber with the works of the Enlightenment, the last part of the 1700 's, and here it is that the works of Francisco de Goya hangs: a self-portrait in which the artist wearing the lunetter, a portrait by Francisco del Mazo and so the very big picture of the Filipino the trading company's meeting in 1815, a strange image in Dim lighting and with the blurred people. On the left side is a minister who was exiled by King Ferdinado VII, Miguel de Larzidabal; He is skulk out of a door. In this room there also hangs works by Valázquez, Francisco Lameyer, Federico de Madrazo y Kunz and other artists from the 1800 's, and the last part of the collection includes works from the 1900-century by Joaquín Sorolla, among others, Antonio Munoz-Degrain, Andreu, Mariano Aureliano de Beruete y More and Santiago Rusinol y Prats as well as a small collection of French works producing Spanish motifs, among other pictures painted by Thomas Couture and Théodore Géricault and a copy of a work by Henri Fantin-Latour performed by Murillo. I visited the Musée Goya a Sunday morning at. 10, immediately when the Museum opened, reaching only almost being finished to view the collection before the midday closure at. 12. You should see the collection more thoroughly, devoted up to three hours. Many of the collection's masterpieces requires that we use the time to view them. We are excited about Spanish art, and has once been in Castres, is this city forward over a known and dear spot on the map of Europe.
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