Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Mimara museum is the crown jewel attraction in Zagreb

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Mimara museum is the crown jewel attraction in Zagreb. The Mimara Museum is an art museum in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. It is situated at the Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Mimara Museum is housed in a stunning neo-Renaissance building with a wide range of artifacts showcased on three floors. 

From ancient Egyptian glassware to fabulous Persian carpets, an enamelled crucifix from the 13th century to Renaissance alterpieces and numerous Far Eastern artifacts; The collection is unique and extroardinary at the same time. Now, the museum showcases nearly 4000 artifacts from all parts of the world.

The Mimara Museum is an art museum in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. It is situated at the Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Its full official name is the "Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara".

Of the total of 3,700 varied works of art, more than 1,500 exhibits constitute permanent holdings, dating from the prehistoric period up to the 20th century. 

Some of the most famous exhibits include works by Lorenzetti, Raffaello, Giorgione, Veronese, Caravaggio, Canaletto, 60 paintings by the Dutch masters Van Goyen, Ruisdael, 50 works by the Flemish masters Van der Weyden, Bosch, Rubens, Van Dyck, more than 30 by the Spanish masters Velázquez, Murillo, Goya, some 20 paintings by the German masters Holbein, Liebermann, Leibl, some 30 paintings by the English painters Gainsborough, Turner, Bonington and more than 120 paintings by the French masters Georges de la Tour, Boucher, Chardin, 

Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Degas. The drawings collection holds some 200 drawings by Bronzino, Guardi, Claude Lorrain, Le Brun, Oudry, Greuze, Géricault, Friesz. The museum was opened in 1987.

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