The biggest art galleries in the world are the perfect place to represent the collection of cumulative endurance, time and effort of many artists over generations. Art galleries house all, be it photography, sculpture or maintaining and depicting culture of many ages. There are many famous art galleries that encompass nearly the whole world. So where can you go to find the best of the best? More importantly, the biggest?Well, as we are committed to excellent art, let us be the map of your artistic world!
1.Musee Du Louvre: France
Paris – Attracts millions of visitors and one of the most visited art gallery in France. This museum houses art work from middle ages including collections of Egyptian, Etruscan, Ancient Oriental and Roman Civilizations as well as Islamic arts. In total you would find 35,000 works to explore. Some of the exceptional piece of work includes “The Coronation of Napoleon”, Mona Lisa and the “The virgin on the rock”, “The Raft of the Medusa”.
2. National Gallery: London
Displaying over 2000 Western European paintings belonging from the 13th through till 18th century. Some of the imperative works are from Leonardo da Vinci, Turner, Renoir, Van Gogh. The gallery has been in controversy for not optimum utilization of the space and policies considering restoration of the art work.
3. Museo Del Prado: Madrid
Situated in the capital of the Spain. It has a collection of approximately 1000 coins/medals, 2000 decorative art work and 5000 drawings. The gallery houses collection of Spanish art work by Diego Velazquez, El Greco and Francisco Goya.
4. Metropolitan Museum: New York
It has a collection of about 2 million art works and is one of the largest in Western Hemisphere. The work comprises Egyptian Art, modern art, African and Asian including Tibetan and Nepalese works. Australian rock paintings- Byzantine and Islamic painting from Iran, India, Greek and Roman are all housed in the museum.
5. Sao Paulo Museum of Art: Brazil
Houses the exquisite collection of Latin America art works from the time of World War II. It was designed by Lina Bo Bardi – an Italian architect.
6. National Gallery of Victoria : Melbourne
The oldest and largest museum in Australia. The museum also has an art school which has become alma mater of many famous Australian artists.
7. National Palace Museum : Taipei
Located in Taiwan, it demonstrates Chinese art work from Shang to Qing era. The museum has a vast collection of objects such as jade, ceramics, enamelware, calligraphy, books, Chinese ritual bronzes and other archival documents.
8. Rijksmuseum: The Netherlands
Largest collection of art in Netherlands and has been in existence for more than two hundred years. It is known for its paintings from Dutch masters – Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Ruysdael from 17th century and middle ages.
9. State Hermitage, Russia
More than three million items spanning arts from stone age to early 20th century. Rubens; Gauguin; Goya; Rembrandt; Tiepolo; Titian and Da Vinci are all represented here. The golden master piece is showcased in Gold room is one of the main attraction.
10. Vatican Museum : Rome
Pope Julius II have founded this museum early in 16th century displaying a collection of Roman Catholic Churches. Few notable collections are Da Vinci’s Portrait of Saint Jerome, Raphael’s room with his masterpiece “The School of Athens”.