Wednesday, July 24, 2013

10 most beautiful art museums in Europe

     Museum or "place dedicated to the Muses" is a building that preserves, researches and presents material part of man and his environment. Art museums show paintings, sculptures, prints and objects of applied art that should inspire, fascinate and educate us.
     Europe as a center of culture and art has many museums that should be visited, each specific and beautiful in their own way, and is not an easy choice to draw the most valuable ...

“Louvre” – Paris

     This Palace of Arts proudly bears the title of the most visited museum of the world with nearly nine million visits per year. The most recognizable symbols of the Louvre are the glass pyramid that serves as the main entrance and the famous "smile of Mona Lisa" painted by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting that attracts the attention of every visitor is the "Liberty leading the people" (Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix) as a dramatic display of the French Revolution.

“Musée d’Orsay” - Paris

     The capital of France has another museum that should not be omitted from the list of the most beautiful. This oasis of beauty and a former train station is decorated with famous Impressionist paintings and a large, gilded clock that is the only reminder that time is still flowing, while you admire the works of Claude Monet, Van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, and many other prominent and, in my opinion, unsurpassed painter.

“Rijksmuseum” – Amsterdam

     Recently restored (ten years long, million dollar effort) museum boasts exhibits the golden age of the Netherlands. everyone needs to see "Night Watch" by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and and "Milkmaid" by Johannes Vermeer.

“Prado” – Madrid

     "Prado National Museum" boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of European painting because it housed artists such as Diego Velazquez, Francisco Jose de Goya, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Sandro Botticelli, Tintoretto, Peter Paul Rubens and many others. It has a rich collection of Greek and Roman sculpture.

“Kunsthistorishes museum” – Vienna

     This museum has an art collection of the royal Habsburg family from the time of the Renaissance. Besides the masterpieces of Pieter Bruegel, Rembrandt, Rubens and Tiziano Vecelli in this museum you can see a masterpiece of Paleolithic art - "Venus of Willendorf" over 20,000 years old. To see the famous painting of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt "The Kiss" you'll have to stop by the museum "Belvedere" in the castle Belvedere in Vienna. 

“Galleria degli Uffizi” – Florence

     The richest collection of Italian Renaissance art in the world is located in the premises of this beautiful building. The famous "Birth of Venus" and "Allegory of Spring" are two Botticelli paintings that will not leave you indifferent. On the roof of the museum you can enjoy the panoramic view of the romantic city of Florence. 

“National gallery” – London

     One of the rare treasure of art which has free admission and is located on the famous Trafalgar Square. Of the more than 2,000 images of artists such as Giotto, Titian, Da Vinci, Velazquez, Manet, Renoir, Rubens, I was most interested in "The Portrait of Giovanni with his wife" of Van Eyck.

“Tate Modern” – London

     He is best known and most visited museum of contemporary art of Europe that includes works of Henri Matisse, Picasso, Mark Roth and Andy Warhol. The collection includes works that were created from 1900 to the present and includes courses such as Cubism, Futurism, Hyper-Realism and Pop Art. 

"Hermitage" - Saint Petersburg

     This imposing museum within its three million pieces (only a small portion available to the public) has the largest collection of paintings in the world. It is said that if you looked for a minute every exhibit in the museum should take you about 11 years to see the entire collection! "Hermitage" has a large collection of Italian Renaissance painters, Flemish Baroque painters, impressionists and post impressionists, as well as a collection of oriental art.

“Musei Vaticani” – Vatican

The smallest country in the world has one of the best museums of the world that has a entire premises painted by Raffaello Sanzio, Sistine Chapel whose ceiling painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Caravaggio paintings, Titian, Da Vinci and many other masterpieces of art.

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