Profile - Musée des Beaux Arts de Rouen

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen occupies a privileged position at the heart of the city, in a building completely renovated in 1994. It brings together one of the most prestigious of France’s collections. Paintings, sculptures, drawings and art objects from various schools, from the fifteenth century to the present are hung to follow a chronological path.
This path begins with the work of Pérugin, Gérard, David, Clouet and Veronese, and a substantial collection of Russian icons from the sixteenth to nineteenth century, donated by Tatiana Ollin in 1985. The seventeenth century is particularly well represented by Rubens, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Poussin, Le Sueur and a collection of French religious paintings. The eighteenth century collection brings together the work of Fragonard, Boucher, Lancret and Hubert Robert, as well as a sculpture and art object collection.
The nineteenth century collection includes pieces by Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, Chassériau, Corot, Gustave Moreau, Millet and Degas, as well as the largest French collection of impressionist paintings outside Paris. The twentieth century collection opens with Modigliani, Dufy and the Duchamp brothers, and essentially develops around the Puteaux group and lyrical abstraction. Contempory art is now acquired on a regular basis ( Varini, Delvoye, Perez…).
The museum also houses a cabinet of drawings, containing more than 8000 pieces from the Renaissance to the twentienth century, many of them from the Baderou donation. Regular exhibitions showcase this and other drawing collections.

Temporary exhibitions complete the musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen’s program. (see below for exhibition details).




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