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“Interesting selection of sculptures”

Galerie David d'Angers
Ranked #2 of 61 things to do in Angers
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The former Toussaint abbey church, dating from the 13th century, was restored in 1984. It is now covered with a glass roof, an audacious feature of modern architecture, and houses the works of sculptor, Pierre-Jean David, known as David d’Angers (1788-1856). David d’Angers’ work is scattered throughout France and Europe. Therefore, the main interest of the gallery in Angers is that it showcases the quasi-totality of his sculptures as plaster models, the preparatory studies for the final work, the latter being cast in bronze or sculpted in marble and stone. An idyllic promenade where the light reveals the beauty of the sculptures!
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just found this gallery while wondering through town and what a hidden gem. The sculptures here were fascinating with a wide variety of subject. Interesting way to spend the afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Extraordinary exhibition in a very interesting location, just a short walk from the tourist office and chateau

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

David D'Angers was not a sculptor that I had heard of prior to visiting Angers, but having gone round this gallery - and also had a chance to view his work elsewhere- I came to appreciate his talent. He completed numerous works for the Pantheon in Paris, but my favourite works in this gallery were his medals of then famous and important personages. The busts on the upper level are also worth viewing - I particularly liked the giant bust of Goethe.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Amazing waht they have done with this old church, the mod run roofing is fantasic and allows the light in the see the wonderful statues. It is not a massive collection which is nice as you don't have time to get bored, but a lot of them are massive which is fantastic. Do not miss this exhibition of David 's work!buy joint ticket with musee de beaux arts!!highly recommended

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is a remarkable museum. A medieval church has been repurposed as the perfect place for artist David d'Angers's monumental sculpture. The glass roof lets in gorgeous light that shows off the sculpture to great advantage. A great showcase for dazzling art as well as a unique look at a medieval religious building.

Date of experience: February 2016
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