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ArtCentrica adds the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims collections!

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims contains collections of all the major European art movements from the 16th to the 20th century. Works include sculptures and drawings, but also engravings, furniture, objets d’art, and paintings of the Dutch and French Schools.

ArtCentrica provides users with a wide selection of masterpieces from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims, which can now be consulted interactively.
The collections can be zoomed in to the smallest details, compared with those of other Museums on the platform, used by students and teachers to create lessons on which to annotate details, and so on.

Left, Roses and statuette by Paul Gauguin; right, Bouquet of flowers in a vase by Vincent Van Gogh. Two works by two extraordinary artists who, albeit for a short time, found themselves sharing part of their lives, both determined to find a style of painting different from that promoted by the academic tradition.

Yet despite this, their Art could not have been more different. The former, as time went on, became increasingly detached from Impressionism, favoring flat backgrounds without shading and the use of primary colors. Moreover, the artist, precisely in order to break away from the Impressionist style – with which he was often associated – used to paint reality in an anti-naturalistic way, representing it according to his feelings.
Usually landscapes and figures were sketched and simplified, and he often used a marked line of black color to demarcate shapes, inspired by the stained-glass windows of French Gothic cathedrals.

Van Gogh, too, preferred to paint reality keeping true to his own feelings, but unlike Gauguin, the artist focused on contrasting, energetic colors spread across the canvas in a decidedly unconventional manner, often portraying subjects from an angled direction.

Continue exploring the masterpieces of the Reims Musée des Beaux-Arts!

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