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International Art Destinations, Museums & Galleries
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Musee d'Orsay Paris
Visit Musee Matisse on the
Cote d'Azur in Nice
Visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, including Velazquez, de Goya, Titian, Rubens etc. The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London. It is part of the National Museums Liverpool group, and is promoted as "the National Gallery of the North."In 1888 van Gogh left Paris for Provence. Arriving in Arles, South France, van Gogh in collaboration with Paul Gaugin painted some of his most impressive works. If you want to see the actual scenes of some of van Gogh's most celebrated paintings you can walk the van Gogh Art Trail around Arles.The Tate Modern is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives) and is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world.St Peter's Basilica in Rome is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. The Sistine Chapel is famous for its architecture and its decoration that was frescoed throughout by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo.The Tate Britain is situated on Millbank in London, and is part of the Tate gallery network. It is the oldest gallery in the network, opening in 1897and houses a large collection of the works of J. M. W. Turner.The Musée du Louvre is one of the world's largest museums, and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine and with more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum.The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) was established in 1880 and is the most important public gallery in Sydney and the fourth largest in Australia. The gallery holds works by many Australian artists and a good collection of British Victorian art.London's National Portrait Gallery at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square (adjoining the National Gallery), houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona  (MnAC), is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona, Spain. The MNAC's Romanesque Collection is unmatched by that of any other museum in the world.The National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic has a vast collection of Czech and Slovak paintings and sculptures, including works by Gutfreund, Kupka, Fila, Benes and Bohumil Kubišta. The international collection includes works by Picasso, Klimt, Rodin, Gauguan and van Gogh.San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the modern art museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The American heiress began displaying her private collection of artworks in her Venice home to the public seasonally in 1951.The Kunsthaus Zürich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe with works from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art. The museum's collection includes works from Edvard Munch, Jacques Lipchitz and Alberto Giacometti. The world’s first Art Science Museum is situated at Marina Bay in Singapore. It is a Museum of Creativity where the creative processes at the heart of art and science and their role in shaping society are explored.
Claude Monet's house and gardens at Giverny, an hour from Paris, became a Museum opened to public visit in 1980 after completion of large-scale restoration work. The gardens continue to inspire painters who visit from all over the world.MUMOK is the abbreviation of "MUseum MOderner Kunst" (Museum of Modern Art) Foundation Ludwig Vienna. It is located in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria and has a collection of 7,000 modern and contemporary art works from Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns and Gerhard Richter. The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (The Reina Sofia) in Madrid is Spain's official national museum of 20th century art and is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Certainly the most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's painting Guernica.The Punta della Dogana is situated on the thin triangular point of division between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, overlooking San Marco's Square in Venice. The center for contemporary art presents a permanent exhibition of works from the François Pinault Collection.The Chapel Bridge is the covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River in Lucerne in central Switzerland. Originally built in 1333 as part of Lucerne's fortifications, it linked the old town on the right bank of the Reuss to the new town on the left bank.The Leopold Museum in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria, is home to one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art, featuring artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl. It contains the world's largest Egon Schiele Collection. St James' is the 18th century baroque Cathedral in Innsbruck, Austria. It is notable for two important treasures - the painting Mary of Succor by Lucas Cranach the Elder (c. 1530) & the canopied tomb of Archduke Maximilian III of Austria, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, dating from 1620.The Musée d'Orsay on the left bank of the Seine in Paris was once an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station and has the world's largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces  by such painters such as Monet, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, Manet, Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat and Sisley.Ca' Rezzonico is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice. Today, it is a public museum dedicated to 18th century Venice and one of the 11 venues managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

The Musée Matisse in Nice is a national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse. It gathers one of the world's largest collections of his works, tracing his artistic beginnings and his evolution through his last works, in the seventeenth-century Villa des Arenes in Cimiez.  The iconic Guggenheim Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bilbao was designed by American architect Frank Gehry and has an imposing presence
on  the Nervion River which runs through the city. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world. One of the most popular tourist attractions of Florence, in high season (July), waiting times can be upThe National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square was founded in 1824 and houses over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The museum opened in 1793 with the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and largest public art museum in Australia. The NGV operates across two sites: NGV International, in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, located nearby at Federation Square.Opened in 1988 and housed in a converted warehouse within the Albert Dock, the Tate Liverpool was an initiative of the Merseyside Development Corporation  and displays work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day.The Trevi Fountain in Rome is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain at the junction of three roads (tre vie) marks the terminal point of the "modern" Acqua Vergine one of the aqueducts that supplied water to ancient Rome.The Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art is in the Baroque marble palace facing the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy. Ca' Pesaro houses an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures, as well as a famous section on graphic art.The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is located one of city's main boulevards. It is known as part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia. With over 1,600 paintings the collection was once the second largest private collection in the world.Work on the iconic Basílica de la Sagrada Família (Basilica of the Holy Family) in Barcelona started in 1882 with Gaudi's unique architectural and engineering style combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the  project was complete.El Questro Wilderness Park is located in the East Kimberley region of far north Western Australia and contains many ancient aboriginal sites which cannot be shown in detail due to their cultural significance and sensitivity. The Waringarri Arts Centre in Kununurra is the artistic hub of the region.
Tony Scott takes a quick look at the Art, History and Culture of Paris for Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott shows us his home town of Sydney, Australia
Take a look through the National Portrait Gallery in London with Tony Scott
Join Tony Scott on his Artist's Tour of Tuscany with Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott takes us through the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice on behalf of Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott looks at the old and new architecture of Singapore for Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott explores Claude Monet's home and garden in Giverny, outside Paris for Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott takes a closer look at the Austrian Expressionists at the Leopold Museum in Vienna
Tony Scott takes a look at the Spanish masters in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid
Tony Scott visits the 2011 Venice Biennale on behalf of Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott takes us on an inspiring day trip from Lake Lucerne to the top of Mount Pilatus in Switzerland on the Golden Round Trip with Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott looks at the Austrian Expressionists in the Leopold Museum in Vienna
Tony Scott takes a look at Innsbruck for Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott shows us around Nice and the Musee Matisse on behalf of Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott takes us through the iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
Enjoy an Evening in Florence with Australian artist and art consultant Tony Scott from Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott visits the Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice
Tony Scott shows you how to navigate your way around all the major sites of Rome in just one day with his Easy Walking Tour
Come along for the Sound of Music Tour - a trip down memory lane with Tony Scott and Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott takes a look at some of the masterpieces in the National Gallery London
Join Tony Scott on the Magical Mystery Tour of Liverpool for Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott takes us to Provence in search of Vincent van Gogh on behalf of Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott takes us on a easy walking tour of Rome for Get Smart Travel
Tony Scott visits JMW Turner at the Tate Britain
Discover the masterpieces of The National Gallery London
Take Tony Scott's Artist's Tour of Tuscany
Top 10 Painting Masterpieces
Of all the magnificent paintings to be seen in the galleries and museums of the world these are some of my personal favourites.

Listed here in no particular order, these are timeless masterpieces  because of their sheer beauty, craftsmanship and their historical
and cultural importance.

You may disagree - in fact I feel sure you probably will - but then that's the very essence of  fine art. It's a very personal experience.

Click on any of these paintings to see which top international museum or art gallery has them on public exhibition or display  >>>
Sandro Botticelli - La Primavera (1482) - in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.El Greco - The Burial of the Count Orgaz (1586) - in the Santo Tome', Toledo, Spain. 
Giorgione - The Tempest (1508) - in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy 
Giotto di Bondone - The Lamentation of Christ (1306) - in the Scrovegne Chapel, Venito, Italy 
Piero della Francesca - The Resurrection (c1460) - in the Museo Civico, Sansepolcro, Tuscany, Italy. 
Rembrandt - The Return of the Prodigal Son (c1667) - in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russian Federation. 
Diego Velazquez - Las Meninas (1656) - in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. 
Vincent van Gogh - Wheat Field with Cypresses (1889) - in the National Gallery, London UK. 
Johannes Vermeer - View of Delft (c1661) - in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands. 
Pablo Picasso - Guernica (1937) - in the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
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