For those who appreciate but don’t understand much and for art lovers in general, this post was designed for you who like to visit museums when you travel. Enjoy it, because here you will understand a little better what each one of them exposes. Let’s go:
Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum), located in the Louvre Palace in Paris, is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. This is where you will find the Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, huge collections of artifacts from ancient Egypt, the Greco-Roman civilization, decorative and applied arts, and numerous masterpieces by the great artists of Europe such as:
Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Goya and Rubens. The museum therefore covers eight thousand years of culture and civilization from both East and West. This is undoubtedly the most visited museum in the world, with 8.3 million visitors in 2007 and 8.5 million in 2009.
Museum of Modern Art, better known as MoMA, is a museum in New York City founded in 1929 as an educational institution. Today it is one of the most famous and important museums of modern art in the world. Initially the museum kept 8 paintings and one drawing.
Today, more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, models, architectures, images, photographs and design pieces are kept in the building. In addition, it contains a bookstore and archive with about 305,000 books and files of over 70,000 artists. Some of the most notable artists are: Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Kandinsky and Warhol.
Musée d’Orsay (Museum of Orsay), is located on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris, France. The museum’s collections mainly show paintings and sculptures of western art from the period between 1848 and 1914. Among others, there are works by Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Maurice Denis, Odilon Redon. There are also temporary exhibitions that run parallel to the permanent exhibition.
Picasso Museum, located in Barcelona – Spain. It opened in 1963 and is dedicated to the work of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Occupying five medieval palaces, the museum is already an attraction in itself. It now boasts 3,500 works and displays the largest and most complete collection of Picasso’s early works, prints, lithographs and ceramics.
The Harlequin series, Portrait of Jacqueline and The Girls are particularly notable in the environment. The Picasso Museum also organizes temporary exhibitions with works by artists from the avant-garde movement, such as Chagall, Cézanne and Duffy.
The Tate Museum, opened in 2000 on the banks of the Thames River (a river in the south of England that bathes Oxford and London and flows into the North Sea), this trendy museum is a must stop in London. With renowned temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, it has become the city’s third biggest attraction when it comes to art. In the Tate Modern collection can be seen works by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Natalya Goncharova, Francis Bacon, Chagall, among other 20th century artists.
Museum of Modern Art (known as MAM), is located in São Paulo and is a non-profit civil society of public interest, one of the most important museums in Latin America. Its collection includes more than 5,000 works, bringing together more than 1,000 artists among the most expressive in modern and contemporary Brazilian art.
The MAM maintains an annual program of large exhibitions and promotes every two years the Panorama of Brazilian Art, one of the most important and traditional periodic exhibitions held in Brazil. The museum also has an intense program of cultural and educational activities, with the realization of courses, workshops and monitored visits.
Prado Museum is the most important museum in Spain and one of the most important in the world. It is located in Madrid and presents numerous and very valuable works of art, including painting and sculpture. The collection of painting is quite complete and complex, existing in this museum collections of Spanish, French, Flemish, German and Italian painting.
The Spanish one is the most important of the museum, exposing works of Spanish painters of international fame, as José de Ribera, José de Madrazo y Agudo and his son, Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz, Esteban Murillo, Velázquez and Goya.
Bankers of kings and the Vatican, the Medici, led Florence’s destiny between the 15th and 18th centuries. They were the great patrons of Renaissance artists, who, mixing religious themes and mythology,
Metropolitan Museum of Art is a museum located in the city of New York. Founded on February 20, 1820, it is today one of the largest and most important museums in the world and houses an important collection of European painting from the 12th – 20th centuries and works of ancient art (Greek, Roman, Egyptian
There’s no better place to learn about the history of a country or city than a museum, is there? It can be told by pieces of art, animal fossils or documented accounts.
The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the most visited on the planet. It houses an important collection of European painting from the 12th – 20th centuries and works of ancient (Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Assyrian-Babylonian) and oriental art. It is located in New York and is a must for those who visit the city.
Also in the Big Apple, the Museum of Modern Art, better known as MoMa, is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in North America. With works by Matisse, Picasso, Dalí, Duchamp and Warhol, besides its sculpture garden, it is one of the most influential museums in the world.