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Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

Listed under Art Collections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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An impressive 16,000 pieces of art make up this collection – paintings and sculptures in vastly varied styles from European to African. Famous names to grace the walls and halls include Pablo Picasso, Lasar Segall, Louis Eugene Boudin and Frans Post.

It was King John VI of Portugal who started this collection up for the Royal School of Art while he was keeping himself safe from the attacking French in Rio. This was around 1808, and the collection was then added to notably by the French Artistic Mission and then the Brazilian Royal Family. The look of the collection’s current house is obviously modelled on the Louvre.

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (In Portuguese).

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