Musée des Beaux-Arts is the city’s fine arts museum that has a rich collection of works by renowned French and Dutch artists. The collection is large enough that the museum is housed in two separate buildings that face each other.
One artist’s work we were particularly fascinated with was Philippe Mohlitz, a French engraver born in 1941 and who currently lives and works in Bordeaux. His etchings are incredibly detailed and you can’t help but be drawn into each piece. He meticulously engraves planks of wood with chisels and then ‘press prints’ are made. The results are truly amazing. If you are interested in seeing more of his work, he has published at least one art book.
— Ted & Julia
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