The notions of the Middle Ages or the Renaissance are very different for Italy and for France.
The Musée des Augustins does not own a great many pieces of Renaissance art in the Northern and Southern Netherlands and in Italy.
The highlight of the Musée des Augustins collections is the European 17th century.
The Musée des Augustins, is particularly rich in French art of the 18th century, from the end of the Baroque period to the beginnings of Neoclassicism.
In the Red Room, the way in which the works are presented suits the collections exhibited perfectly. Here, the French paintings of the 19th century are exhibited in the type of space that was contemporary to the works themselves.