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Paul Cezanne
Visionary ahead of his time, Cezanne's innovative style, use of perspective, composition and color profoundly influenced 20th century art. Cezanne is therefore often described as the "father of modern art". Unfortunately, Cezanne was the ultimate outsider and misunderstood during most of his life.
This is Paul Cezanne virtual museum in which visitors will find a selection of about 200 works of the painter.



Marc Chagall
Chagall was a Russian-born French painter and designer, distinguished for his surrealistic inventiveness. He is recognized as one of the most significant painters and graphic artists of the 20th century. His work treats subjects in a vein of humor and fantasy that draws deeply on the resources of the unconscious. Chagall's personal and unique imagery is often suffused with exquisite poetic inspiration.
During its millennium history Vitebsk became a birth-place of a lot of outstanding people but nobody glorified the town such as Marc Chagall. Only a quarter of his life connected with Vitebsk but the years he spent here were decisive in his character molding. They gave Marc Chagall rich, unforgettable impression and inspiration for all his life.


Republik of Belarus

Salvador Dali
The Spanish artist, Salvador Dali, is considered one of the most impressive artists of the 20th century, not only because of his paintings but also because of his eccentric character. His most famous work is The Persistence Of Memory.
Dali truly created a new movement in art, but it was his own unique brand. Along with his other pursuits in the art realm -- which included jewelry design, film production and clothing -- it is his paintings and graphic works which remain the pinnacle of his sweeping importance and mystifying genius. To this day, they hang in museums all over the world.
Salvador Dali died January 23, 1989. He is the only artist in history to have two separate museums dedicated exclusively to his works erected during his lifetime: the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida and Theatre Museo Dali in Spain.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Fragonard is a French Rococo painter whose most familiar works are characterized by delicate hedonism. He was the son of a haberdasher's assistant. The family moved to Paris about 1738, and in 1747 the boy was apprenticed to a lawyer, who, noticing his appetite for drawing, suggested that he be taught painting.
The Jean-Honoré Fragonard museum is located in the 17th-century Villa Fragonard where the painter and his family stayed while visiting Grasse in March 1791.
Charming and intimate the Jean-Honoré Fragonard Museum presents the artists many facets to amateurs through paintings, drawings, and engravings but also works by other members of this talented family : Marguerite Gérard, Alexandre-Evariste, Théophile and Antonin Fragonard.

Paul Gauguin
Gauguin is one of the leading French painters of the Postimpressionist period, whose development of a conceptual method of representation was a decisive step for 20th-century art. After spending a short period with Vincent van Gogh in Arles (1888), Gauguin increasingly abandoned imitative art for expressiveness through colour. From 1891 he lived and worked in Tahiti and elsewhere in the South Pacific.
This is the Paul Gauguin virtual museum in which visitors will find a selection of about 200 works of the painter.



Gustav Klimt
The work of the Austrian painter and illustrator Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), founder of the school of painting known as the Vienna Sezession, embodies the high-keyed erotic, psychological, and aesthetic preoccupations of turn-of-the-century Vienna's dazzling intellectual world.
Klimt was a controversial figure in his time. His work was constantly criticized for being too sensual and erotic, and his symbolism too deviant. Today, they stand out as the more important paintings ever to come out of Vienna. This the Gustav Klimt virtual museum in which visitors will find a selection of about 100 works of the painter.



Henri Matisse
Matisse is an artist often regarded as the most important French painter of the 20th century. The leader of the Fauvist movement around 1900, Matisse pursued the expressiveness of colour throughout his career.
The Matisse Museum a magnificent 17th century Italian villa with distinctive red walls decorated with trompe l'oeil stands on a hill just above the center of Nice in the heart of an olive grove close to the Hotel Regina where Matisse lived. The museum, modernized and expanded in 1993, now consists of the original 17th century villa and a sleek and modern adjoining structure that is partially underground.
The museum's collection is made up with the works donated by the Matisse himself who lived in Nice from 1917 to 1954; his heirs ; and with works lent by the State. The visitor will discover Matisse's evolution from his early student copies to his mature work.


Nice - France

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo(1475-1564), arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and, with Leonardo da Vinci, the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he exerted a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent Western art in general.
This building was constructed by Michelangelo's great-grandson, and since then many descendants of the family have brought together works by the great master, such as drawings, portraits, and early pieces.
The purpose of Casa Buonarroti is to collect and enhance Michelangelo's art and among other items it contains the "Battle of the Centaurs", the "Madonna of the Stairs" and the wooden "Crucifixion" of Santo Spirito.


Florence - Italy

Amedeo Modigliani
During the early 1900s in Paris the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) developed a unique style: captivated by African masks and primitivism, perfecting the punctuality of line, mastering simplicity and grace in his shapes, using delicate colors and distortion of the body to highlight his models' personalities.
Today his graceful portraits and lush nudes at once evoke his name, but during his brief career few apart from his fellow artists were aware of his gifts.
This the Amedeo Modigliani virtual museum in which visitors will find a selection of about 100 works of the painter.



Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch's art is the most significant Norwegian contribution to the history of art, and he is the only Norwegian artist who has exercised a decisive influence on European art trends, above all as a pioneer of Expressionism in Germany and the Nordic countries.
When Munch died in January 1944, it transpired that he had unconditionally bequeathed all his remaining works to the City of Oslo.
The Munch Museum opened in 1963 and was purpose-built to house this unique collection of approximately 1000 paintings, 4500 drawings and 18 000 prints. Major works will always be on display in the museum.


Oslo - Norway

Andrea Palladio
The virtual Palladio Museum contains information on the influential work of the Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio (1508-1580).
There are profiles of many of the buildings he designed, with location, commission, date, plan, and photographs. The project aims to provide resources on his buildings, both built and unbuilt, and on 16th century Venice. It includes the full text of the Four Books of Architecture. In addition the research centre aims to create a virtual community where information on the study of Palladio can be shared.



Pablo Picasso
The Barcelona Picasso Museum clearly confirms the ties that unite Pablo Picasso with the city of Barcelona. He did not only finish a solid academic training here, but the artistic effervescence that he experienced in the city was the starting point that opened up for him the path to modernity.
The museum has the most important and exhaustive collections of the works of Pablo Picasso's youth and education, in particular the ones he did between 1895 and 1904, the years in which the young artist lived in this city. Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain and moved to Paris in 1900 where he lived for a long time. He is the most influential painter of the 20th-century masters as the aesthetic of Cubism has in some way influenced almost every major artist and movement since 1907.


Barcelona - Spain

Rembrandt van Rijn
Museum het Rembrandthuis consists of two parts: the recently refurbished 17th Century house of the world famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn, who lived and worked here from 1639 until 1658 (Visitors can see his former livingroom, the kitchen, the artcabinet and studio's); the new museum wing, in which visitors will find the exhibition rooms for the permanent collection of almost all of Rembrandt's etchings and for temporary exhibitions.
On the fifth floor of the new wing is located the Rembrandt Information Centre (RIC) where it's possible to find the answers to questions you might have about Rembrandt and his work.


The Netherlands

Egon Schiele
Austrian expressionist artist Egon Leo Adolf Schiele (1890-1918) was at odds with art critics and society for most of his brief life. Even more than Gustav Klimt, Schiele made eroticism one of his major themes and was briefly imprisoned for obscenity in 1912. His treatment of the nude figure suggests a lonely, tormented spirit haunted rather than fulfilled by sexuality. At first strongly influenced by Klimt, whom he met in 1907, Schiele soon achieved an independent anticlassical style wherein his jagged lines arose more from psychological and spiritual feeling than from aesthetic considerations.


Tulln - Austria

Joseph Mallord William Turner
One of the finest landscape artists of all time was Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), whose work was exhibited when he was still a teenager. His entire life was devoted to his art. Unlike many artists of his era, he was successful throughout his career. Although known for his oils, Turner is regarded as one of the founders of English watercolor landscape painting. His later works, focused increasingly on wild skies and stormy seas, anticipate French impressionism.
J.M.W. Turner Museum attempt to live up daily to his high ideals by presenting his beautiful art in a manner not shown anywhere else in time or space - by appealing to all our five senses simultaneously.
The collection of The Turner Museum is arguably one of the finest and most important outside the U.K and the Turner is “the first virtual art museum in the world”.



Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh (1853-1890) is generally considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt; he powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art. His work, all of it produced during a period of only 10 years, hauntingly conveys through its striking colour, coarse brushwork, and contoured forms the anguish of a mental illness that eventually resulted in suicide.
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. Nowhere else in the world visitors can see so many of Van Gogh's paintings in one place. Here, they can follow the development of the artist's work through all its stages and compare it with pictures by other 19th-century painters in the collection. In addition, the museum offers a wide variety of temporary exhibitions on a large number of subjects from the history of 19th-century art.


The Netherlands

Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Museum is a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars and the general public are galvanized through creative interaction with the art and life of Andy Warhol. The Warhol is ever-changing and constantly re-defining itself in relation to contemporary life, using its unique collections and dynamic, interactive programming as tools.
Opened in 1994, the Museum features extensive permanent collections of art and archives on one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. It is also a primary resource for anyone seeking insights into contemporary art and popular culture.



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