On my day out in Toulouse last week I visited the Musée des Augustins and was very excited by the whole experience especially as there is at the moment a temporary exhibition of works by Benjamin-Constant, a Toulousain who was fascinated by the amazing Moroccan landscape and culture. He painted many scenes featuring romantic settings and sumptuous textiles and carpets.
|The exhibition is on until Jan. 4th 2015 and is really worth a visit.|
|His choice of very ornate frames is amazing. Many of them feature lovely Arabic symbols.|
I had great fun trying on the Arabic costumes in the Riyad which the museum had created in a corner of one of the galleries.
|The museum itself is set in a former monastery, a fascinating piece of architecture in the heart of Toulouse.|
|At every turn there are statues and sculptures,|
|decorative ironwork and|
more amazing statues.
|I didn't get to look around all of the galleries but those I did see housed breathtaking artwork.|
|This nature morte/still life by Louise Moillon was one of many stunning paintings.|