Tuesday, February 14, 2012

More treasures of Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

Ascension du Christ by Pietro Vannucci called Pérugin 1496/1498

Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon has a beautiful collection of art spanning thousands of years. Here are a few of them from very different periods of human history.

Merovingian period (481 - 751 AD)
Roman art. Displayed is a fragment of a marble sarcophagus from the Merovingian era dated to the 7th century AD

15th century Europe
The painting was created in Haute Alsace by an anonymous painter and depicts the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirity, flanked by Virgin May, Saint John and four angels.
This painting from 1460 comes from the Lake Constance area and depicts Judas kiss in the olive garden. Anonymous painter
19th century sculpture
Recognize her? This is a downsized sculpture from Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the father of the Statue of Liberty on display in the Museum of Art in Lyon, France
Marble statue "First communion" in marble by René de Saint-Marceaux from 1893
Early 20th century furniture
These superb examples of early 19th century Jugens furniture originates from l'Hôtel Guimard in 122 Rue de Mozart in Paris

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