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Paintings 17th century

Nicolas Tournier (1590-1639), La Bataille des Roches Rouges, (détail)

The highlight of the Musée des Augustins collections is the European 17th century.

The major phases of the aesthetic revolutions which spanned the centuries are illustrated here by works by the great names in the history of painting: Giovanni Barbieri, known as Il Guercino, Peter Paulus Rubens, Guido Reni, Philippe de Champaigne, Sébastien Bourdon, … From Mannerism to the austere Naturalism of the Caravaggesques (Nicolas Tournier), from Bolognese Classicism to Baroque Lyricism.

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Les collections

17th century - Italy

The best of the museum's Italian collection is undisputedly the 17th century. All of the major artistic movements are represented, from Caravagism to late Baroque via Bolognese classicism and Cortonism (from Pietro da Cortona).

17th century - Flanders and Holland

Unlike many European collections rich in small cabinet paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, the museum is the proud owner of a more remarkable series of Flemish paintings from the 17th century around Rubens.

17th century - France

The 17th century was a veritable golden age in Toulouse, as was reflected in the title of an exhibition presented in Paris and Toulouse in 1946-1947.

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