National gallery of art, Washington, USA
- Country: USA
- City: Washington
- Address: 4th & Constitution Ave NW
This year the National gallery of art Washington marks 75 years since the Foundation. It contains the best works of art of all times and peoples. Here are the work of evropeyskih and American masters (sculptures, paintings, illustrations, drawings, graphics, photos, etc.). In the collection there are more than 1200 pictures (mainly paintings of American, French and Italian artists). The gallery was established thanks to American art collector and financier William Mellon. He began collecting paintings and sculptures with 20 years. After his death, all the works of art he bequeathed to the Museum of the United States. His collection was estimated at $ 10 million.
In 1941, the gallery building was completed, it was opened the 32nd President of America F. D. Roosevelt. In those days the national gallery of art Washington was considered the largest structure made of marble. The gallery has two buildings: East and West.
In the East building presents works of modern art from the late 19th century (works by Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Pollock, Calder, Lichtenstein). This building was opened the exhibition of sculptures (Miro, Guimard, Bourgeois, etc.). In the center of the sculpture garden is a huge fountain that covers an area of 25 thousand square meters.
In the Western – focused collection of sculptures and paintings by European and American masters (Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Gogh, Monet, Leonardo da Vinci). Gallery of paintings and sculptures beckons with its grandeur, so if you visit this establishment at least once, you will want to return there again.