Nowadays, what are the things you miss the most during the pandemic period? For me, my first answer to this question is ‘visiting a museum’. This week’s post position determined this longing. Three important museums that I had the opportunity to visit before and their valuable collections will be in your presence in this article. 3 famous museums where you can meet the most important works of the world art history, written by Doğuş Bengi, author of Brandlifemag.com
This magnificent museum is located right in the heart of Madrid. This museum, which is very curious in terms of hosting the most important and special art collections of the world, welcomes millions of art lovers every year. The most important difference of this museum from other museums is; His works belong to the Spanish Royal Family personally. The painting and sculpture collections from the 12th century to the first quarter of the 19th century take place in the museum in all their glory. The Prado collection includes more than 20 thousand paintings, drawings and prints, thousands of sculptures, antiques. King of Spain III. Charles orders architect Juan de Villanueva a museum building in 1785. Due to the wars, the building was completed in 1819. The increase and expansion of his collection corresponds to the year 1868. The first name of the building is ‘Royal Painting and Sculpture Museum’. The museum building is very spacious and airy. There is a separate section for each artist. It is almost impossible not to disappear. Brochures that will be given to you at the entrance of the building are indispensable.
İçinde görmeniz gereken 18 adet eşsiz önemli sanat eseri bulunuyor. Bunlar;
Bosch, The Garden Of Earthly Delights,
Dürer, Adam And Eve,
Tintoretto, Christ Washing The Disciples’ Feet,
Velazquez, Las Meninas,
Rubens, The Three Graces,
Goya, The Naked Maja,
Goya, Saturn Devouring His Child,
El Greco, Knight With His Hand On His Chest,
El Greco, The Holy Trinity,
Fra Angelico, The Annunciation,
Van Der Weyden, Descent From The Cross,
Mantegna, The Death Of The Virgin,
Titian (Tiziano), Danae And The Shower Of Gold,
Titian (Tiziano), Charles V At Mühlberg,
Ribera, Jacob’s Dream,
Raphael, The Cardinal,
Rembrandt, Judith At The Banquet Of Holofernes,
Murillo, The Immaculate Conception şeklinde…
Since the Prado museum is one of the most important and crowded museums in the world, it would be ideal to buy your ticket online. The website of the museum is www.museodelprado.es. There are also very well managed Instagram accounts; @museoprado. Prado; It is open to visitors every day, except for public holidays on January 1, May 1 and December 25. The museum can be visited between 10:00 and 20:00. The visit ends at 19:00 only on Sundays. The entrance fee is 15 euros and 7.5 euros with a discount. The comprehensive tour fee is 24 euro.
I am in love with this museum. I would definitely visit it every year if I had the opportunity. Of course it would not be if I did not mention Rijks, which I had visited three times before, in this article. This museum, which sheds an important light on Dutch art and history, is again one of the most visited museums. The museum consists of a large main building and a small annex building. This building, which is quite magnificent, has three floors. Opened in 1800 by the prosperous Dutch community, the Rijksmuseum was later moved by King Louis Bonaparte (Napoleon’s brother) to the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. In 1885, Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers builds a new building with Gothic and Renaissance styles. The museum is located here in its final form. It was reopened in 2013 when the restoration work was completed. The name of the museum means Royal Museum / State Museum.
Important artifacts for the Netherlands are exhibited on the first floor of Rijks. There are more than one million works of art and historical value in the museum covering the period between 1400-1900. But only eight thousand of them are in the exhibition hall. Two thousand of these works have been marked as works made in the golden times of the Netherlands. The entrance floor of the museum is the ‘Hall of Honor’. Here are the works of 17th century artists. The works of Rembrandt and Jan Vermeer stand out on the first floor. On the first floor, there is also the “European Painting Section” where works by European artists are exhibited. The second floor of the museum belongs entirely to 20th century artists. The must-see works in the museum are; The Night Watch, Rembrandt, The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, Celebration of the Treaty of Münster, The Singel Bridge, George Hendrik Breitner, The Threatened Swan, Jan Asselijn, Marten and Oopjen, Rembrandt, Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Winter Landscape’ and The Cuypers Library.
The museum is the second most visited museum in Amsterdam after the Van Gogh Museum. You have to choose the online ticket method to enter. Otherwise, you could lose half the day in long queues. Web site; www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl. Again, I have a favorite Instagram account @rijksmuseum. It is recommended that you follow up. The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm on all days of the year. Even the first day of the year, holidays, even Christmas included! The busiest day of the museum is Friday. Entrance fees are 19 euros for adults and free for under 18. In addition, if you have the ‘Museumkaart’ and ‘I Am Amsterdam City Card’, it is also free.
Let’s get to the Louvre. This amazing museum is the largest and most famous art museum in the world. This museum, spread over a huge area of 72 thousand square meters, is one of the places you should visit before you die. It was originally built as a castle, then used as the Royal Palace and converted into a museum in 1793 following the French revolution. It is known as the first state museum. It contains hundreds of priceless artifacts and a collection of precious antiques. Today, it shares nearly 35,000 works and more than 380,000 objects with its visitors. This museum is depicted as big that you cannot finish even if it is visited for weeks. In some places, the Louvre Museum is described as being able to fit only encyclopedias. The Louvre Museum Collection, which was founded by King François I with the works of masters such as Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rosso and Raphael, is now equipped with the works of many world famous artists, including Italian, French and Spanish painters. The museum building consists of 3 separate wings named Sully, Richelieu and Denon, 8 main departments and dozens of departments.
Ten works that must be seen in the Louvre are stated as follows; Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Les Noces De Cana (Wedding in Cana), Le Radeau de la Méduse (Medusa’s Tuesday), La Liberté Guidant le Peuple (Freedom to Guide the People), The Winged Victory of Samothrace Victory), Pallas de Velletri (Athena of Velletri), Le Sacre de Napoléon (Napoleon’s Crowning), The Dying Slave and the Rebellious Slave, Psyche Returned to Life with Cupid’s Kiss, Venus de Milo ( Milo Venus).
Louvre Museum visiting hours are between 09:00 and 18:00 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be beneficial to buy your ticket online. His website is www.louvre.fr/en and his Instagram address is @museelouvre. Very enjoyable… I recommend you to follow. The last information I will give about the museum is that 10.4 million people visited the museum in 2019. This is definitely a record. Be sure to visit the boutique of the museum as well. Numerous beautiful gifts will give you pleasure. The entrance fee is 17 euros for adults – free for EU citizens under 18. I hope this article has become a mini museum guide for you. I hope that the times will come when we will make a healthy and free travel plan as soon as possible.