Saturday, June 18, 2016

Musee Fabre

The Musee Fabre is an art museum located in Montpellier and  is adjacent to the Gaumont theater. It boasts a large collection of French art from Renaissance to Expressionism and includes various portraits, sculptures, busts and so on. My classmates visited it as a group on our first week and turned out to be a very rewarding experience. Even if we had spent an entire day observing the pieces we still would not have appreciated all of it. The exhibits presented descriptions which explained how the artists were inspired by the daily, historically and religious identity of  French culture. Walking around with fellow cadets sharing opinion made the experience that much better. All in all it was a calm and reflective experience that gave a moment of pause in a fast-paced world.

Myself  with
 Andrés Parada,  Matthew Lanetti, Trace Holland and John Terenzio.
Buste de Ben Franklin by Jean-Antoine Houdon 1778 
La Chiaruccia by Alexandre Cabanel 1848

One of many rooms on the second floor of the museum

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