Friday, 22 June 2012

gulbenkian museum - lisbon

While we were in Lisbon we took a trip to the Gulbenkian Museum which was founded by Calouste Gulbenkian. During his life (1869 - 1955) he amassed a huge fortune and an art collection which he kept in a private museum at his beautiful Paris home. His four storey, three basement house was said to be crammed full with art from artists such as Renoir, Manet, Monet, Rembrandt and Lalique to name a few!  It was fascinating walking around the museum thinking this all belonged to one man.


  1. Incredible paintings, so good to see in real life too. jayne x

  2. WoW ... when I first saw this post (before any reading) I thought you were going to say you found this awesome bouquet painting while at some magnificent thrift shop or something .. wouldn't that be grand!!!!

    lovely ... simply lovely!!!

  3. Oh my these are beautiful...xoxox