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The National Museum of Sweden is a very large institution. But the richest and most extensive is the meeting of the central institution located in Stockholm.
On the three floors of the museum you can get acquainted with the masterpieces of world and Swedish art, starting from the late Middle Ages, ending with our time. In the collection of paintings and sculptures of the museum, one and a half hundred thousand works. Among the authors of the paintings are Perugino, Cranach the Elder, El Greco, Poussin, Hals, Watteau, Goya, Corot, Manet, Degas. All world paintings of many eras on the walls of the museum attract a large number of tourists from all over the world. By the wealth of the collection, the museum may well compete with the London Gallery, Prado, and the Louvre.
There are several works that have made the National Museum famous around the world. Undoubtedly, this is a preserved fragment of the largest canvas of Rembrandt's Conspiracy of Julius Civilis. The plot of the picture tells about the ancient history of the Batavians, the ancestors of modern Dutch. One of the leaders, taking advantage of the intoxicating ardor of his fellow tribesmen, urges them to revolt against the hated Romans. The paths of this canvas of a brilliant artist are inscrutable. But it is precisely this work that makes tourists all over the world strive to the museum to see, albeit fragmentarily, another Rembrandt's masterpiece.
Among Swedish artists, the collection of paintings by the great portrait painter Anders Zorn will cause undoubted interest. his works are filled with extraordinary love of life, a subtle knowledge of human nature and ... something that makes you look at the faces in his paintings again and again.
The museum also has several works by the last impressionist and brilliant colorist Pierre Bonnard. Subtlety and grace, muted tones and a certain mysterious blur, characteristic of his works, captivates the viewer, do not let him go, forcing to unravel the secret of his light drawing and special color.
The museum's collection of prints and drawings contains more than half a million copies. Here you can also find the work of the great Dutch or impressionists.
In the museum significant attention is paid to applied art and industrial design.
Glass exhibits, many different ceramics, work from precious metals - this is not a complete list of this part of the collection.
Currently, the museum is closed for reconstruction. It will not be open to visitors until the spring of 2017. The best of the exhibits are periodically exhibited in the galleries of the Swedish capital, as well as in the premises of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.