Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Narbonne

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  • Narbonnes museum of the ' Beaux-Arts ' is decorated in that part of the Palais des Archevêques called Palais Neuf, of which most were built in the 1600 's, and who in the past served as a residence for Narbonnes changing archbishops. The idea of Narbonne was supposed to have a public art museum arose already during the French revolution, but it lasted until 1833, before the idea could be realized. Pioneer for the Museum's creation was archaeologist, historian and pharmacist Paul Tournal (1805-1872). The collection of paintings, drawings, books, faience and second was obtained in the course of the century thanks to small and large donations from individuals and through scholarships. It is a treat to see the fine collection of the beautiful, Arch-Episcopal spaces, some of which are preserved as they have been arranged since the Museum's creation. The collection of paintings contains primarily works from 1400 century onwards to 1800 century. Dutch works by, among others, Jacob Jordaens, Coecke van Aelst, Pieter Breughel Abraham, Paul de Vos, Pieter Breughel II, Andries Vermeulen, Adriaen van Utrecht, Adriaen van der Kabel Anthoniszoon van Ravesteyn, Jan, Jan de Beer, Albrecht Bouts and Jacob Ferdinand Voet. France is represented with works by, among others, Antoine Houasse, Antoine Rivalz, Pierre Subleyras, Philippe de Champaigne, Pierre Patel, Meiffen Comte, Nicolas Loir, Bon Boullogne, Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, Jacques-Louis David and Hyacinthe Rigaud Italian artists are among others: Vicente Carducho, Francesco Solimena, Marco Ricci, Rosa de Tivoli, Lodovico Cardi (Cigoli), Sebastiano del Piombo, Bartolomeo Schedone, Antonio Canal (Canalletto), Neri di Bicci, Jacopo Vignali, Gaspare Traversi, Benvenuto Tisi (Garofolo), Tintoretto, Lorenzo Lippi, Giacinto Brandi, and Paolo Veronese ... Spain is, as far as I can see, is only represented by a single work, but on the other hand, this work by himself Juseppe de Ribera (1591-1652), his portrait of Saint Andrew in front of his cross. Ribera is one of the artists that you almost always recognize on his amazing strokes, which helps to reinforce his picture expressiveness. After this wonderful collection with classic mestres works, is there another two large spaces in the art collection. In 2004 these two halls decorated with Oriental arches in the ceilings, and here hangs as a collection of works from 1800-century 1900-century, all with Spanish, Moorish or Oriental motifs. Not all pictures in this part of the Museum's collection belong to the world's elite among works of art, on the contrary, but that was probably because several good images to rejoice in these spaces, which looks like a kind of mosque, an idea which I myself don't seem so good about, but the school class with children s about lay around on the floors and share their drawings inspired by the paintings on the walls, looked to be excellent in this part of the Museum. Well that there is something for everyone. Visit art collection in conjunction with the visit to the other departments of the Palais des Archevêques a great experience. Is as interested in art and history, this experience is reason enough to visit Narbonne.
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  • beautiful Museum, particularly beautiful Oriental room, thanks to decorations is carried in an Oriental environment. Council at least three hours to see all attractions, museums, the Cathedral and the donjon.
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  • This museum was definitely better than the adjacent Museum of Archaeology in terms of providing descriptions in English. I am more interested in the "History" part than the "Art" part, so was rather d...  more »
  • Good to see while in Narbonne.
  • The Museum is bringing together a coherent body of work. Special mention for the section on the Maghreb
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  • Don't miss to visit the Museum. caution in the summer peak
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  • Nice Museum
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