Paintings and sculptures
The Calvet Museum exhibits numerous works from the collections of the Foundation.
French paintings cover a broad period ranging from the 16th to the 20th century. From Simon de Châlons, a Renaissance artist, to Joe Downing, a Franco-American artist of the second half of the 20th century, several dozen painters are on display. Italian paintings focus on the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, with famous Baroque artists such as Luca Giordano or Filippo Abbiati, or painters of the Rococo movement such as Francesco Zuccarelli. The collection of Nordic paintings sheds an interesting light on the Renaissance in Northern Europe, with famous painters such as Johann Koerbecke or Cornelis van Poelenburgh. Spanish paintings, finally, focus on some great painters such as Luis Morales or the enigmatic Lombardy.
Numerous drawings and sheets by artists from French, Italian, Spanish and Nordic schools are also presented. Great names in painting and sculpture are present in this remarkable collection. Visitors can admire drawings by Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin, Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Marc Chagall.
Sculpture lovers will also be able to discover many works by French sculptors from the 15th to the 19th century. Masterpieces from the late Middle Ages stand alongside masterpieces by Camille Claudel or the neo-classical sculptor Jean-Joseph Espercieux. The Calvet Museum also houses works from Italian and northern schools.