Art of Europe

The Art of Europe department encompasses the 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播鈥檚 rich holdings of European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. These include more than 21,000 artworks from the Middle Ages through the mid-20th century.

An early 14th-century gold-ground triptych by Duccio and his workshop is one of the highlights of the Museum鈥檚 early Italian collection, complemented by sculptural works such as Donatello鈥檚 relief .

The Museum possesses an outstanding collection of Netherlandish art, including Rembrandt鈥檚 , Gerrit Dou鈥檚 , Rubens鈥檚 , and seminal works by Frans Hals, Anthony van Dyck, and Rachel Ruysch. It also houses a strong collection of Dutch decorative arts, including ceramics, medals, silver, and an extravagant . The 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播-based Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA) is a research institute that supports engagement with the collection.

The Museum鈥檚 excellent holdings of Spanish paintings include masterpieces by Diego Vel谩zquez, Francisco de Zurbar谩n, and El Greco.

Specialized galleries and period rooms such as the Kunstkammer (鈥淐abinet of Curiosities鈥), the Hamilton Palace Dining Room, and the Newland House Drawing Room emphasize the diverse collections of furniture, sculpture, and decorative objects from the 16th through 18th centuries.

The department鈥檚 collection of 19th-century French painting is world famous, with remarkable works by Barbizon, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist artists, counting Renoir鈥檚 and Gauguin鈥檚 among its highlights, in addition to iconic sculptures like Degas鈥檚 . With 35 paintings by Claude Monet, the department boasts one the largest collections of his work outside of France.


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