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Famous Art Galleries

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There are various art galleries and art museums all over the world. These galleries allow people to admire and appreciate various works of art done by artists from all over the globe and done by people all through the ages. Visiting art galleries is fun and also the visitors feel a sense of exhilaration when they see splendid masterpieces collectively. The most famous art galleries in the world are :

  1. Musee d’Orsay in Paris is one of the greatest and most exciting art galleries of the world. This has works of art by proficient masters including Matisse, Money, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh and Sisley among others. This has a number of events and various exhibitions every year.
  2. The National Museum of Korea which is in Seoul has more than 220,000 pieces of art and relics. It is in the Yongsan Family Park now after it was relocated in October 2005. This has historical art galleries as well as archaeological ones which date from 1329. There is calligraphy, paintings and Buddhist sculptures as well.
  3. The Louvre in Paris was a medieval fortress. This was the palace belonging to the French Kings. It was then transformed into a museum. This has a huge pyramid as the main entrance and it has collections which date back to antiquity. This has various rooms including Egyptian rooms. The most famous art work in it is the Winged Victory of Samothrace as well as the Mona Lisa by Da Vinci and of course Venus de Milo.
  4. The British museum in London has the national collection of more than 8 million objects of ethnography and archaeology. This even has prehistoric bones and rooms of jewels and Assyrian palace rooms. The main attraction is the Rosetta stone of 196 BC and the second finest collection of antiquities from Egypt.
  5. The Vatican Museums which are in Vatican city has 22 different collections. These have rooms dedicated to Raphael where the entire room has paintings by him. There is the picture gallery which has various Renaissance and medieval paintings. The most famous of this is the Sistine Chapel which is Michelangelo’s famous work. There are also Egyptian exhibits, Etruscan offerings and far too many things to describe.
  6. The Rijksmuseum which is in Amsterdam has around 900,000 objects. This has the largest collection of history and art in the Netherlands. This has paintings of Rembrandt, Ruysdael, Vermeer and Hals.
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