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Nice Museé des Beaux Arts
This place is right down the street form me, less than 10 minutes walk, so I decided to check it out. Housed in an old Russian Palace it houses a small collection of local "Fine Art" and an eclectic collection of 19th-20th century works
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|The building... tucked away in a residential district.|
|The ground floor contained many religious works... in summary, rather gruesome pictures of how a saint was martyred and then the saint in heaven. This is about the fifth depiction I have seen of St. Marguerite in the last month.|
|Here John the Baptist earns his name by baptising Jesus... in the next panel he is decapitated... I wonder if medeviel kids ran around decapitating each other?|
|Detail from a staff... a serpant eating...well something...|
|This is St. Roch, for whom the local large hospital is named. Silver, apparently from the sacrity of the hospital.|
|The three muses...one of the symbols of Nice. There is a larger statue in a park downtown I need to go visit.|
|This is one of several paintings by Carle Van Loo, native to Nice, and principal painter to King Louis XV. This is wisdom controlling power. A lesson a certain administration... ok, I'll shut up.|
|Many of the Van Loo paintings were massive. That is Theseus taming the fire breathing bull of Marathon. A Rodin sculpture is in the forground.|
|This painting was in a very dark spot on the staircase. I wish it had turned out better, but the hands were very well done...and cupid has a great look on his face.|
|This is the work of a local impresisonist Raoul Dufy. It is a scene of Nice... the used to be a large restaurant in the bay before the Germans blew it up.|
|The first is a tribute to Debussy. I like the pallette he chose.|
|I like the "interdigitation", but the rest of it??? NeoEgyptian?
By Kees Van Dogen, referred to in the phamplet as a franco-dutch "Fauvist".
|Meet Gustav-Adolf Mossa. He is one serious screwed up, but talented fellow. It's like Heavy Metal meets Poe.|
|Uh, in order... "Bathsheeba","Salome","Elle",can't remember,"Siren" and "La Femme auz squelettes (skeletons)"|
|Detailed, interesting composition, but very disturbing, creepy and misogynistic. Why do I want to get inside his head again?|
|...and that was it!|