The ground floor shows the oldest paintings, classic art of the 15th and 16th century. There is also a room dedicated to Pierre Puget, the great artist from Marseille, essentially comprising statues or bas relief marble.

But where the museum is clearly different and deserves its reputation lies in the works of 18th and 19th century presented at the 1st floor. You will see a magnificent collection of paintings on the theme of Marseille or Provence. The large format of Joseph Loubon entitled "View of Marseille taking from the Aygalades on a market day" is just breathtaking. Paul Guigou and his "Hills of Allauch" or Alphonse Moutte and his "Lunch fishermen" also belong to the many major pieces.

Another composition worthy of the greatest interest is found in the mini sculptures by Honoré Daumier. 36 bronze busts caricature the parliament members of the era: the boring, the bornais stubborn, the senile, the disgust personified ... Close examination of this work provide many smiles and can occupy all your visit.

Finally, we appreciate the quality of the paintings devoted to the colonial art and the oriental culture, especially those of Maurice Bompard.

Like the Cantini Museum or the MOAA, Marseille can boast to have some wonderful collections still too unknown to its own inhabitants." />
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Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Contemporary
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Aix en Provence
Atelier Cézanne
Modern
Atelier Cézanne
Aix en Provence
Pavillon Vendôme
Classical / Modern
Pavillon Vendôme
Aix en Provence
Fine Arts museum
Classical / Modern
Fine Arts museum
Marseille
Baumes Gallery
Tribal art
Baumes Gallery
Jouques
Farafi, African tribal art
Civilization
Farafi, African tribal art
Aix en Provence
Saint Laurent galery
Contemporary
Saint Laurent galery
Marseille
Marseillaise memorial
Historic
Marseillaise memorial
Marseille
Cantini museum
Modern / Contemporary
Cantini museum
Marseille
FRAC
Contemporary
FRAC
Marseille
Mediterranean archaeology museum
Civilization
Mediterranean archaeology museum
Marseille
Marseille history museum
Historic
Marseille history museum
Marseille
Milles camp memorial site
Historic
Milles camp memorial site
Aix-en-Provence
Natural history museum
Science
Natural history museum
Marseille
La Plaine old public baths
Contemporary
La Plaine old public baths
Marseille
Aircraft carrier gallery
Contemporary
Aircraft carrier gallery
Marseille
MUCEM
Civilization
MUCEM
Marseille
Monticcelli foundation
Modern / Contemporary
Monticcelli foundation
Marseille
Navy museum
Historic
Navy museum
Marseille
Vasarely foundation
Contemporary
Vasarely foundation
Aix en Provence
MAAOA
Civilization
MAAOA
Marseille
Quarries of lights
Modern
Quarries of lights
Les Baux de Provence
Antique Arles museum
Civilization
Antique Arles museum
Arles
Contemporary art museum (MAC)
Contemporary
Contemporary art museum (MAC)
Marseille
Granet museum
Classical / Modern
Granet museum
Aix en Provence
Fine Arts museum
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Title in french : Musée des Beaux-Arts

Type : classical / modern

City : Marseille

The permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Marseille, the oldest museum in the city, is rich with more than 2,000 paintings and 300 sculptures, much of which was seized in churches and among emigrants during the revolution. "Only" 200 masterpieces are now visible to the public.

The ground floor shows the oldest paintings, classic art of the 15th and 16th century. There is also a room dedicated to Pierre Puget, the great artist from Marseille, essentially comprising statues or bas relief marble.

But where the museum is clearly different and deserves its reputation lies in the works of 18th and 19th century presented at the 1st floor. You will see a magnificent collection of paintings on the theme of Marseille or Provence. The large format of Joseph Loubon entitled "View of Marseille taking from the Aygalades on a market day" is just breathtaking. Paul Guigou and his "Hills of Allauch" or Alphonse Moutte and his "Lunch fishermen" also belong to the many major pieces.

Another composition worthy of the greatest interest is found in the mini sculptures by Honoré Daumier. 36 bronze busts caricature the parliament members of the era: the boring, the bornais stubborn, the senile, the disgust personified ... Close examination of this work provide many smiles and can occupy all your visit.

Finally, we appreciate the quality of the paintings devoted to the colonial art and the oriental culture, especially those of Maurice Bompard.

Like the Cantini Museum or the MOAA, Marseille can boast to have some wonderful collections still too unknown to its own inhabitants.



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