The Museum Ingres Bourdelle in Montauban France Reopens December, 2019
The only museum in the world dedicated to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres this flagship of the French culture houses an exceptional collection of paintings and drawings of the artist,
the largest after the Louvre Museum.
Add to that the brilliant works of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and the
Museum Ingres Bourdelle becomes a powerhouse art-lovers magnet.
Ingres has become recognized for his portraits, both painted and drawn. His distortions of form and space foreshadowed modern art. He is often credited with influencing Picasso, Matisse and others.
More than 4.500 of his drawings, 44 paintings as well as his violin are housed in a historic building in the heart of Montauban, in the south-west of France between Toulouse and Bordeaux.
The renovated museum also another famous artist from Montauban. The sculptor Antoine Bourdelle was a student of Auguste Rodin, and a teacher of Giacometti and Henri Matisse. The museum holds his
marbles, bronzes, plasters, models and finished works.
Museum Ingres Bourdelle (MIB) participates in creating exhibitions outside the museum including Villa Medicis in Rome, Louvre Museum in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Stadel
Museum in Frankfurt. The MIB will reopen on the 14th of December, 2019.