Modern trail

The birth of Romanticism is one of the starting points for the collections of modern paintings and sculpture. The great artistic movements of the 19th century Orientalism, Ingrism, Realism, Academism and Impressionism give tempo to the rooms and galleries in the former Jesuit college. We then see the arrival of Abstract art which dominates the end of the collections and consecrates the revival of painting in the early 20th century and up until contemporary times.

Romantisme et classicisme

Romanticism and Classicism

The first floor of the Jesuit college, built in 1630 as the city residence of the Bishop of...

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La modernité de 1850 à 1914

Modernity 1850 - 1914

The rooms 37 - 42 on the second floor of the Jesuit college mark a clean break with...

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L'après guerre, entre figuration et abstraction

Post War, between Figurative and Abstract art

The question of Figurative art reoccurs frequently during the 20th century. It was shaken by the tragic episodes...

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Le renouveau de la peinture à l'époque contemporaine

Renewal of painting during the Contemporary period

Simon Hantaï, was a Hungarian painter born in 1922 who moved to France in 1948. He marked Abstract...

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