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“The most moving painting I have ever seen!”

Musee des Beaux-Arts
Ranked #19 of 40 things to do in Mulhouse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I like art and travel all over to see it. I've been to most of the big art museums all over the world and have seen hundreds if not thousands of paintings. The Mona Lisa is beguiling, Water Lilies are beautiful and Picasso is intriguing.

Then I stumble upon this place in one of the hotel pamphlets. I had never heard of it and had not come across it when looking up Museums in Mulhouse. I guess when you live in the shadow of the National Train and Auto museums you don't get as much advertising space.

It should! The collection is good but it should be famous for one of the paintings alone.

Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret's "La douleur d'Orphee"

It is an incredible painting, Telling the story of Orpheus and the loss of his love, the painting depicts his utter despair. It was moving. I've never had a painting make me sad. It was weird and great at the same time.

I went back to my hotel and could not get the painting out of my mind. I thought about it all night and spent the morning looking up Greek mythology on the internet. I went back and saw it again.

If you are fortunate enough to be in France you need to stop by Mulhouse and see this painting.

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

This museum is small but very good, definitely to see in Mulhouse. Love their permanent exhibition as well as current one . Collections are very organized and easy to follow. Staff is very helpful as well.

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Reviewed 27 October 2014

The museum of fine arts in Mulhouse is worth visiting - first of all, it's free entry! Centrally-located, it'll take only an hour or so to work through this three-storey collection. It's a small but beautiful series featuring mostly French artists, although there are a few Dutch masters too.

The current temporary exhibition on the third storey features comics art with a theme of the Great War.

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