The Granet museum has two faces, the first a collection of French, Italian and northern European paintings from the 14th to 19th centuries, and sculpture. The second, housed in a separate building a few blocks removed, exhibits about 70 pieces of 20th-century art, with works by Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and more. The first thing we encountered was the gallery of busts.
As seems typical, much of the art has a religious influence, often, with very disturbing themes, like these, the stuff from which nightmares are made. Abusive husbands, cheating boyfriend, obnoxious customer service rep? Note to self, buy flowers for Amy.
After coming across those two paintings I decided to stick with the more benign Italian works.
After visiting the Musee Granet we headed to the museum’s other gallery with its contemporary collection.
As is always the case when I do these features on museums, this gives you a tiny taste of what is on exhibit.The Granet houses over 12,000 works and masterpieces in its collections, making it one of the most prestigious museums in France.