Born in the city of Toulouse in the south of France in 1860, Henri Martin began his career as a painter and an artist when he started his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse. He later developed his style in Paris, before moving back to the South near a small city called Cahors, where he continued his work in a more tranquil environment until his death in 1943.
One of the most famous museums in Paris, the most visited city in the world and the capital of France, is the Musée d’Orsay. Housed in a building that was originally a train station near the River Seine in central Paris, this museum specialises in French art from between the mid-19th and the early 20th centuries. The museum houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art, including many works by famous artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir, as well as a selection of works by Henri Martin. Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Fri-Sun 9.30am-6pm; Thu 9.30am-9.45pm Musée d’Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris, France
Located in the centre of Toulouse, a large city in the south of France, the Musée des Augustins is housed in an old convent that is an example of the Gothic architecture of southern France. As well as exhibiting the history of sculpture in the south of France, this relatively small museum also has a collection of paintings from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Because Henri Martin was born in this city, which is known as ‘The Pink City’, a selection of his work is shown in this collection of mostly artists from south-eastern European. Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily Musée des Augustins, 21 Rue de Metz, Toulouse, France
Just a few kilometres north of Henri Martin’s city of birth, Toulouse, is Cahors, a small city with a population of just over 20,000. Among the rich history and culture of this city is the Musée Henri Martin, which was established in 1833 and has acquired over 10,000 objects and documents, including archaeological and ethnographical artefacts from around the world, as well as a formidable collection of principally French art ranging from the 16th century to modern times, including a large selection of works from Henri Martin’s career.
The Place du Capitole is a large area in the centre of the city in which Henri Martin was born, Toulouse, and displays the Occitan Cross, which is the emblem of the city. This square is also the location of the municipal administration building that also holds a range of art from artists of the region. The Salle Henri Martin is a room in this building that is dedicated to Henri Martin, as he is one of the city’s most celebrated artists, which displays some of the largest works by this artist. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm Mairie de Toulouse, 1 Place du Capitole, Toulouse, France
The capital city of the American state of Indiana is home to a range of different museums and performing arts centres, making it a real hub for culture, art and music in the US Midwest. Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the city’s museums that specialises in art, with over 54,000 works in its permanent collection from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. This encyclopaedic museum includes pieces from throughout history, and includes works by Henri Martin along with many of his contemporaries and peers. Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Fri-Sat 11am-5pm; Thu 11am-9pm; Sun 12-5pm Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN United States
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Matthew Clark is currently living in the south of France working as an English language teacher. After graduating from a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, he plans on travelling the world to experience the food, wine and culture it has to offer.
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