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Treasures of the museums of the province : in Dijon, Burgundy timeless

there is a little more than a year, the musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, one of the oldest and richest museums of France, re-opening, after having doubled in size (either 6 300 m2 of space accessible to the public) after more than a decade of construction and $ 60 million of euros invested. And then, after a great success (more than 300.000 visitors), its doors were closed again abruptly closed because of a pandemic. The jewel of the city of the Dukes even had to celebrate his first birthday as well, totally deserted... The true motive of cheering will therefore be on June 3 because on that day he will finally be able to welcome new fans. Even if it is still under restricted conditions, respectful of the health standards.

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As a prelude, Thomas Charenton, deputy director of the museums of Dijon, offers this Sunday from 18h a video program of half an hour, free of charge and accessible at will, broadcast in partnership with Le Figaro, Facebook France, the network CLICK.France's digital initiatives, in museums, and the magazine connaissance des arts.

during this virtual tour, accessible to all, as we move from the court of bar - a true agora of the place - the rooms devoted to the works of the Twentieth century, passing through the room of the tombs. Those of the dukes of Burgundy, carved in the black marble for the base and white for the lying ones, the angels and the mourners. These little figures in dress of homespun for their surprising realism.

We will therefore refer here to art, there history. But still architecture and even urban planning. Because the museum is housed in the former Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy. Some of the buildings dating back to the Fifteenth century. When the lens of the camera will intersect one of the windows of the fifty rooms of this journey ranging from Antiquity to the Twenty-first century, one will find that the renovation was well thought-out the museum in its integration in the urban environment. And still more, by the end of the visit, when we will discover a magnificent panorama.

Here and on the rich land surrounding it, between 1363 and 1477, Philip the Bold, John the fearless, Philip the Good and Charles the Bold – all from the branch (in france) of Valois, lived. Reigning most often in times of war, but also during a period of strong economic development, which has generated an artistic production that his prolific. Dijon and its museum keep the number of treasures.

It is, however, under the reign of their ancestors, the nine dukes of the capetians, who worked in Burgundy for three and a half centuries earlier, that Dijon had become a capital. These ages distant, quantity of nice traces and relics still remain.

Since the modern, two-thirds of the 1 530 works of art, ranging from Ancient egypt to our days, have also been restored, in part or in whole, for € 1.5 million. In particular, the ceiling of Prud'hon (Xviii) in the room of the statues.

The historic rooms, fully renovated, they have retained their original woodwork and their environment and museum of the Nineteenth century. The section of modern art has also benefited from great care : composed in large part by the private collection of Peter and Kathleen Granville, art lovers in paris, it brings together major artists of the Twentieth century, including Vieira da Silva and Nicolas de Staël.

But back to the great altarpieces of the past. And those ordered in 1390 by Philippe le Hardi to Jacques de Baerze and Melchior Broederlam. They precede the Nativity of the master of Flémalle. Following a wonderful Lady at her toilette, School of Fontainebleau, the intimate and mystical Blower to the lamp by Georges de La Tour, the romantic orientalist Sultan of Morocco of Delacroix, the mighty cliff of Étretat, painted by Courbet, or his Door down by Monet. And yet, look around the sculptures Rough and pom-Pom. The great polar bear stylized this is, surprisingly, loved as well by the best specialists of Art Deco by the most naive of children. It is as well as the museums can be really popular.

may 31, from 18 hours on the page Facebook of the museum (the Musee-Des-Beaux-Arts-De-Dijon) as well as on his account Instagram.

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