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Yesterday I went to the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) of Rennes with two friends.

In France, going to the Fine Arts Museums (all of them) is free for Art/Art History students upon presentation of the student card. So cool !

Photo #1 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

A bas-relief/low-relief portraying a warrior on a chariot. 1st - 2nd century AD. Collection Campana.

Photo #2 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

Coptic clothes. 6th - 10th century AD.

Photo #3 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

An Ancient Greece pelike (that is to say a wide-mouthed amphora used for holding wine) portraying Dionysus and a Maenad. Circa 510 AD.

Photo #4 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

A fragment of an Egyptian bas-relief/low-relief.

Photo #5 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

There was an exhibition called "Mon nom est Personne" (My name is Nobody) in the museum ; it dealt with the numerous paintings of which we do not know the name of the artist, either because the latter wanted to stay anonymous or because the signature is illegible.

Photo #6 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

Here is an overview of the exhibition.

Photo #7 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

A painting with no title. 17th century AD.

Photo #8 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

Many paintings suffered from the ravages of time.

Jésus au désert servi par les anges 17th century AD.

Photo #9 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

Saint-Alexis mort 17th century AD.

Photo #10 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

I like how the painter represented the protagonist's face.

After attending the exhibition, we kept visiting the museum.

Photo #11 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

Here is an oil and enamel painting portraying an Albatros and a Sopwith Pup deconstructed.

Albatros with Sopwith Pup by Malcolm Morley, 2001.

Photo #12 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

This one made me think of a chocobo !

L'Échassier by César Baldaccini, 1969.

Photo #13 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

This painting is more sexual than it appears… the title translates to "My fingers still smell like her sex".

Mes doigts sentent encore son sexe by Gérard Schlosser, 1983.

Photo #14 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

This room is dedicated to paintings from the 16th century.

Photo #15 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

There is a nice mise en abyme in this painting : it portrays Luke the Evangelist (the patron saint of artists) as an artist painting the Virgin in a paint workshop.

Saint-Luc peignant la Vierge by Maarten van Heemskerck, circa 1553.

Photo #16 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

Here is a first detail…

Photo #17 from Le Tampon, Reunion by Gwenn ❓ made on 2019-02-04 01:05 for Sola

Here is a second one.

What do you think of the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Rennes ?

Do you enjoy going to museums ?

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Freistaat
Great tour! I love the red walls. They underline the pictures.
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Gwenn ❓
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I love it as well ! There is also a blue room. Painting the walls in vibrant colors like that creates a special atmosphere. 🙂
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Nina One
This is lovely. You must have been in seventh heaven, Gwenn!
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Gwenn ❓
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Yes, I was ! Each time I visit a museum I'm kind of moved, I don't know why. 😊
tóót
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They underline the pictures?
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Gwenn ❓
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tóót, 😂
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Escape
Wonderful museum, thanks for the tour! I love the idea of an anonymous exhibit never heard of one before. I do enjoy going to museums but haven't been in quite a while even though there's a terrific one only about a 10-minute walk away.
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JHel🌐🌶🍏
As soon as it gets a little warmer…
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Escape
I haven't been there in at least five years, probably going to take at least another one
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Gwenn ❓
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You're welcome ! Indeed, usually museums promote (well-)known artists and pieces of art like these stay hidden in a room even though they have as much stories, emotions and secrets to share.
JHel🌐🌶🍏
Something to look forward to. 😃
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RozziRoo
Great tour! I do enjoy going to museums but haven't been in quite some time.
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Gwenn ❓
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Do you think you'll plan a visit to a museum in the near future ?
RozziRoo
Gwenn ❓, I'm hoping to go down to London in April with my youngest son and another trip to the Hunterian Museum would be fab. Also the Natural History Museum is always a great trip out.
Gwenn ❓
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RozziRoo, I think the Hunterian Museum is closed until 2021 or 2022, I don't remember... 😕
RozziRoo
Gwenn ❓, I know, I checked up after I posted my reply 😒 It's something to look forward to.
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Gwenn ❓
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You're welcome Josh ! 😁
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Bravefoot
Beautiful! I love visiting museums too, though none of my friends do so I don’t visit them as often as I would like, I don’t like being by myself 😭
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Gwenn ❓
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Most of my friends don't like going to museums either, but at least some of them do 😅
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Bravefoot
Gwenn ❓, lucky, I literally have no-one. I should infiltrate your group of friends 😂
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Escape
I prefer going to art museums alone
Bravefoot
Escape, it IS nice - you can stare at each piece as long as you want - but I’m just uncomfortable in general when I see everyone else having at least someone walking with
Adhominen
Bravefoot, same
Escape
Pretend you're taking notes if you're uncomfortable
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Bravefoot
Escape, that’s actually a great idea! Cheers 🤗
Escape
Now off you go to a museum!
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Bravefoot
Escape, yay! I’ll see when I can next visit Leeds :D
DestinyBloodmoon ❓
I love museums and conservancies among a lot of other educational places. I love knowledge and art.
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Gwenn ❓
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Same for me ! My mother and my brother taught me how to nurture my curiosity 🤗
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Cheeba4thc
Nice too see
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Mac Vogt
Been on Sol for a day, this is the best post I ran across!
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Gwenn ❓
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I'm glad to hear that ! 😁 Are there museums in the city you live in ?
Mac Vogt
Gwenn ❓, yes! I live in Toronto, so I love to go to the AGO ;)
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Gwenn ❓
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Mac Vogt, Next time you go in a museum, don't forget to take some pictures to make a card ! I'd love to see it 🤗
Mac Vogt
Gwenn ❓, that's a great idea!
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