A short post today and no photos. Today was another art study day with a visit to l’Orangerie Museum. This museum houses Monet‘s famous panoramic water lily paintings. The artist himself designed the viewing space. It is awesome to sit in the middle of his lily pond at feel the calm insinuate itself in your being.
The rest of the museum is dedicated to the collection of early 20th century art dealer Paul Guillaume. After his death his wife, Jean Walter Guillaume, worked to have their personal collection placed in a museum for the country. The collection includes multiple works by Cezanne, Renoir, Monet, Derain, Modigliani, Gauguin, Picasso, Rousseau, Laurencin, Utrillo, Matisse, Sisley, Van Dongen, and Soutine. I was particularly interested in Laurencin, Utrillo and Soutine – all new to me. Another visit will be forthccoming, as will some photos.