Meaning and Definition of Art Gallery

An art gallery is a gallery or an art museum. The term comes from the Latin word pinacothēca but has its etymological roots in the distant Greek.

Examples: "The fire in the gallery made millions in losses," "The Prince invited journalists to visit his private art art gallery", "The entrance to the gallery has a cost of 20 euros."

The art gallery is a space dedicated to the exhibition of artistic works of pictorial character. It may also include other works, such as sculptures, but most of the collection must match the tables.

By extension, the term art gallery entire collection of paintings. In this sense, a general or historical museum can have its own art gallery, and do not specialize in pictorial collections.

In recent years, a new concept was developed: the virtual art gallery. This is a space available on the Internet, which has paint scans. Thus, it is possible to virtually visit pictorial collections, and observe works in every detail.

The Prado Museum in Spain is one of the largest art museums in the world. The collection includes about 8,000 paintings, including works of El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, Rubens and others.

Another very important art gallery is in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. You can see the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio, among others.

The São Paulo Museum of Art, meanwhile, has one of the most important art galleries in Latin America with paintings by Pablo Picasso, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh.
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