At the Musée des Beaux Arts in Reims, you won't lose a crumb! Only 24 minutes walk from our hotel at Le Tambour.
The Museum of Fine Arts offers a prestigious collection to visitors: nearly 230 works from the Renaissance to Art Deco and Impressionism. The museum's collection was built up in 1794 from revolutionary seizures. It then became richer over the centuries.
Let's start the tour on the first floor.
The Monthelon room presents the major trends of the 16th century: religious paintings with a polyptych, from 1520, Life and Passion of Jesus Christ
, attributed to an anonymous Flemish. The Diancourt room evokes the Age of Enlightenment with Neoclassicism
, then the very Rococo
decorative arts or the work of François Boucher, L'Odalisque
, evokes without difficulty his penchant for libertinage. The place of landscape in the 19th century is important with these urban or rural representations, from Claude Monet
to Camille Pissarro (Gauguin's master). Let us not forget Orientalism with Eugène Fromentin or Etienne Dinet. There is also the Romantic period with Eugène Delacroix
and Ary Scheffer whose lively expressions cause a disturbing impression.
The Jamot Room, space of modernity!
The artists of Pont-aven, the Nabis
but also the Synthétisme
are there with Gauguin
, Maurice Denis, Paul Sérusier
who expose their aplats of colours surrounded by Prussian blue. Compositions where perspective is truncated, and these tonalities coming from the imagination of these artists with a fiery touch remind us of Japanese prints. Fauvism
arrives just after followed by the Cubists
. The Surrealists
are also in the spotlight with the portraits of Sima or the Abstraction in the Kasparek room with the works of Helena Vieira da Silva
. The stained glass window occupies an important place in the decorative arts collection of the Museum of Fine Arts. And on the ground floor, you will find magnificent Art Nouveau furniture in Art Deco style
More surprises await you! Wishing you a pleasant visit.
8 rue Chanzy - 51100 Reims
Tel: 03 26 35 36 00
Every day from 10 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm
Closed on Tuesday and January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th.
Access the Museum's website