May. 5th, 2017

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* This article is an English version of the original Russian essay .

What is unique about this museum, you can ask. There are hundreds of thousands museums around the world, including the big ones, the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, museums in London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Dresden and other large cities. They contain the most famous masterpieces of painting and sculpture to be found in the world.

So let's see what kind of pictures our little known museum boasts of. Numbers tell it all, 181 works by Auguste Renoir, 69 paintings by Paul Cezanne, 59 Matisse paintings, 46 works by Pablo Picasso, 21 by Haim Soutine, 18 by Henri Rousseau, 16 by Amedeo Modigliani, 11 by Edgar Degas, 7 by Van Gogh, 6 by Seurah, as well as numerous masterpieces by other painters, including Chirico, Rubens, Titian, Paul Gauguin, El Greco, Francisco Goya, Edouard Manet, Jean Hugo, Claude Monet, Maurice Utrillo and many, many others.

Van Gogh, Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin

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Cezanne, Card Players


Impressive, isn't it? The fund has more pictures of Cezanne than all the Paris museums combined! How on Earth could such a great museum be so little known? The answer lies in the identity of the founder of the fund, the American collector Albert Barnes.

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