The Fine Arts Museum in Gaillac has a new look and a new layout. The visit starts with paintings from the beginning of the nineteenth century and neo-classicism and then moves on to the Romantic movement (Dufau, Salabert, Cartellier, Jaley). Works by Michel and Salabert are introduced in the room devoted to the Barbizon School. Finally the Naturalist movement and the Realist movement are represeneted by the works of Artigue and Loubat.
Barbizon ushers in Impressionism followed by post-impressionism where one can admire the works of Prins, Tournon, Escot et Loubat. The turn of the century is marked by symbolism and Art Nouveau movements with works by Artigue and Adour.
The large room on the first floor is now divided into three spaces devoted to presenting Orientalism and the Mediterranean influence on artists from the 1930’s (Magnan-Bernard, Durel)
Painters from the Paris School are represented by Tournon and Gayral. The neo-impressionists are illustrated by Roubichon, Rikar and Rivière. The room dedicated to expressionism and fauvism have works by Artemoff and Bermond. The Art Deco period is presented in the room with Beauclairs. The last room will be dedicated to the other twentieth-century movements : fauvism, cubism as well as poetic realism (Gaudion, d’Espic, Cavaillès,…)
On the ground floor, the J.-J. Pendariès room is redone with several new works. There are recent acquisitions on display thanks to gifts by private donors and purchases made by Friends of the Museum.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gaillac (Fine Arts)
Parc de Foucaud, avenue Dom Vayssette
81600 Gaillac 05 63 57 18 25
- Full price : €4
- Reduced price: €2
- Free under 12 years
- Free the second Sunday of the month
Summer (starting in April) :
- daily except Tuesday
- 10am-12pm and 2pm -6pm
Winter (starting from 1 November):
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- from 10am-12pm and 2pm -6pm