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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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The musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen is an art museum in the heart of the French city of Rouen. Created in 1801 by Napoleon I, its current building was built between 1880 and 1888 and completely renovated in 1994. It houses painting, sculpture, drawing and decorative art collections. Its current director is Laurent Salomé.


The Painting collection is of particular interest : every European school is represented, from the 15th to the 21st century. Among the most important painters whose work is featured in the museum 16th century is represented by Perugino, Gérard David, François Clouet and Veronese, 17th century by Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Philippe de Champaigne, Simon Vouet, Laurent de La Hyre, Nicolas Poussin, Eustache Le Sueur, 18th century by Fragonard, Boucher and Hubert Robert. 19th century art is particularly well represented with many masterpieces and an impressing impressionist collection. Paintings by David, Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, Corot, Gustave Moreau, Caillebotte, Sisley, Renoir, Pissaro, Degas and Monet are featured for this century. Twentieth century painting includes paintings by Raoul Dufy, Amedeo Modigliani and Marcel Duchamp.

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