National Museum in Belgrade
Foreign Art Collection safeguards 1,100 paintings and sculptures, mainly by European artists, covering the time span between the 14th till the 20th century. Since the first acquisitions, this Collection aimed at encouraging understanding of other cultures and positioning Serbia in the cultural, social and political space of Europe and the world. The core of the Collection is a gift of the Slovak painter Berthold Lippay from the year 1891 when the National Museum received 70 artworks of Italian artists. The most represented and important segments of the Collection are Italian, French, Flemish, Dutch, Russian and Austrian Art. The highlights of Italian painting of the period between 14th and 18th century are artworks by the studio of Paolo Veneziano, Spinello Aretino, Lorenzo di Credi, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Bassano, Strozzi, Canaletto, Gvardi. Flemish and Dutch painting from 16th to 18th centery are represented by the works of Joos van Cleve, Jan Brueghel, Marten De Vos, Jan van Goyen, Adriaen van Aelst, Van Utrecht, and Rubens, while the works of Jan Toorop, Van Gogh, and Piet Mondrian represent the most important authors of Dutch art of the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to Nicolas Tournier and Hubert Robert's paintings from earlier epochs, a particularly valuable part of Giovanni di Paolo, circle of Paolo Veneziano, di Credi, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Bassano, Gambarini, Canaletto, Mariesci and Guardi. Along with the paintings of Nicolas Tournier and Hubert Robert's paintings from the earlier epochs, an especially valuable segment of the Collection is the French painting of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century representing some of the most prominent artists of that time: Corot, Daumier, Boudin leading representatives of Impressionism, Pissarro, Degas , Renoir, Sisley, post-impressionists Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Signac, symbolists - from Moreau to Redon and Carrière, Nabist Bonnard and Vuillard, fauvists Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck, Rouault as well as the most renowned members of Paris School. The story of the Modern Art within the Collection is rounded by the works of Picasso, Kandinsky, Archipenko and Chagall.