La colección de pintura incluye obras menores de muchos artistas del XVIII y XIX: Corot, Cottet (maravilloso cuadro de las velas rojas), Monet (Ninfeas y otros), Pisarro, Degas, etc. Me quedo con el recuerdo del color y la fuerza de La vie et la mort de Gauguin y Genets et coquelicots de Van Gogh, pero no puedo dejar de mencionar un delicioso retrato al pastel de Mary Cassat y un óleo de Berthe Morisot dos de las pocas mujeres adscritas al impresionismo.
Our trip to Zanzibar included a visit to Cairo, where we found a moment to stroll through a museum less known to tourists, the Palace of Mahmoud Khali (1847-1950). The palace itself, home of Khalil family, is a neoclassical gem containing all their art collection: Chinese ceramics, furniture and small decorative objects, but especially painting and sculpture. Calls my attention several bronzes of Rodin and a collection of small sculptures of Antoine Bayre (lions alligators, deer, dogs, etc.).
The painting collection includes works by many XVIII and XIX century artists: Corot, Cottet (The red sails!), Monet (Water Lilies and others), Pissarro, Degas, etc. I'll just mention the color and the strength of Gauguin's La vie et la mort and Van Gogh's Genets et coquelicots, but I can not fail to mention a delicious pastel by Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot's oil, two of the few women who joined the impressionism.
The painting collection is probably the most important of the Middle East and has the great advantage that the rooms of the palace are usually empty and you can spend hours watching the art pieces on your own.