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Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes is the Portuguese name for the National Museum of Fine Arts, which is a national art museum located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The museum collection had its genesis in the transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil in the early 19th century when King John VI brought along with him part of the Portuguese Royal Collection.

This art collection stayed in Brazil after the King’s return to Europe and became the core collection of the National School of Fine Arts.

The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes collection includes more than 20,000 pieces, among paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, of Brazilian and international artists, ranging from High Middle Ages to contemporary art.

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Highlights of the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

  • Francisco de Holanda (attrib.), The Lord’s Supper, 16th century
  • Frans Post, Olinda, 17th century
  • Giovanni Lanfranco, Angelica, and Medoro, 1633–1634
  • Francesco Guardi, Venice, 1760–1773
  • Alfred Sisley, Windstorm, 1897

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

 National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes – Map

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

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Photo Credit: By Dornicke (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons; Secretaria Especial da Cultura do Ministério da Cidadania / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Dornicke / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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