Musee des Beaux Arts
October 16, 2017
Lyon's Musee des Beaux Arts is located in a charming old building, a former abbey, in the heart of the city and adjacent to the beautiful Hotel de Ville de Lyon, or Lyon city hall. Its collection ranges from Egyptian antiquities to impressionist paintings. We came for the paintings.
The second floor up displays a pretty selection of paintings from the last six centuries (no famous works, but a good Impressionist collection). Youll see Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Veronese, Cranach, Rubens, and Rembrandt, and modern works by Monet, Matisse, Pissarro, Gaugin, and Picasso. The highlight is a series of Pre-Raphaelite-type works called Le Pome de lAme (The Poem of the Soul), by Louis Janmot. This cycle of 18 paintings and 16 charcoal drawings traces the story of the souls of a boy and a girl as they journey through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. Th
Dagnan-Bouvert's La Noce chez le photographe
Degas' Danseuses sur la scene
Lunch with museum in background
Hotel de Ville de Lyon
The beautiful Lyon city hall. The museum is the building out of sight on the right, facing this nice though under-construction park.