French Masterpieces from the Pushkin Museum on View in Budapest


Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) - Rape of Europa, 1655- Oil on Canvas, 100 x 137 cm. -  Pushkin Museum, Moscow

BUDAPEST.- In its exhibition the Budapest Museum
of Fine Arts will display selected masterpieces from the uniquely wealthy
collection of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. The fifty-five works in the
exhibition provide an overview of French painting from the middle of the
nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth. The show runs until the
middle of April and will greet visitors with prominent works of Impressionism,
from the last decade of the nineteenth century, and the first
avant-garde movements bearing the stamp of the Fauves and the Cubists. The
period is conjured up through masterpieces by Courbet, Corot, Degas, Manet,
Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Lorrain, Cézanne, Matisse
and Picasso and others.


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