Musée des beaux-art de Rouen (EN)

A Guide to the Collections

  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 19.5 x 22.5 cm
  • Pages 352
  • Illustrations 380
  • Language English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836640706
  • Price € 22,00  € 20,90
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Abstract

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen is home to one of the most prestigious public art collections in France, encompassing paintings, sculpture, drawings, and objets d’art from every school from the fifteenth century to today. Perugino, Gerard David, François Clouet, and Veronese are the first major milestones in a visit that continues with an exceptional group of seventeenth-century paintings, including works by Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Simon Vouet, Nicolas Poussin, and others. The rooms devoted to the eighteenth century bring together paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, François Boucher, and Hubert Robert, along with sculpture and objets d’art. With the richness of its collections, the breadth of the artistic movements represented, and the presence of key works by the great masters, from Jean‑Auguste-Dominique Ingres to Claude Monet, the museum is a true temple to nineteenth-century painting: it includes masterpieces by Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Moreau, and Edgar Degas. A gift from François Depeaux, in 1909, established Rouen as the home of the most important collection of Impressionist works in France outside of Paris. Amedeo Modigliani, Raoul Dufy, and the Duchamp Brothers introduce the twentieth‑century collections, focussed primarily on the Puteaux Group, followed by abstract painters, including Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Jean Dubuffet, and Aurélie Nemours. Twenty-first-century art has made its way into the museum with ambitious works by Wim Delvoye and Felice Varini.

Contents

Introduction
Diederik Bakhuÿs

SELECTED WORKS
Focuses:
Icons
Sibille Wsevolojsky

The Eliezer and Rebecca Series by Maerten de Vos
Gilles Grandjean

Jean Jouvenet’s Décor for L’Hôtel des Invalides
François Bergot

Hubert Robert in Rouen
Diederik Bakhuÿs

Joan of Arc
Sibille Wsevolojsky

Théodore Géricault, the Brooding Romantic
Anne-Charlotte Cathelineau

When Rouen Became Romantic
Corinne Laoues

The School of Rouen
Noémie Picard

Jacques-Émile Blanche, from Paris to London and from Offranville to Rouen
Marie-Claude Coudert

Renoir, Laurencin, Chagall… From One Collection to Another
Florence Calame-Levert

The Francis and Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Bequest
Joanne Snrech

Prints and Drawings Department
Diederik Bakhuÿs

Index