14 August 2006

Museum of Fine Arts

Yesterday I visited the "Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes" (National Museum of Fine Arts).
It's located near the Parque Forestal. The museum was founded in 1880 and its present building was built in 1910 by the chilean architect Emilio Jecquier, to commemorate the first centenary of chilean independence. The museum style is neoclassic, with some Art Nouveau details. It was inspired by the Petit Palais of Paris. The large glass cupola (not shown in the picture) was brought from Belgium. You can see all around the building 22 ceramic mosaic medallions, which show some of the world's most famous architects, sculptors and painters, like Bramante, Violet Le Duc et Rembrandt (in this picture you can see three medallions on each side on the main entrance). I'll be showing you more pictures...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A nice blog and photos of an interesting city. Welcome to DP.

8/14/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Beautiful picture in a beautiful city. I look forward to more.

8/15/2006 2:28 AM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Thank you very much.
Your good comments really encourage me to keep this DP blog very up to date!!!

8/15/2006 3:46 AM  

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