Today we crossed town to the Musee d’Orsay.
This is the art museum stuck in time between The Louvre (old art) and The Pompidou Centre (modern art). That pretty much leaves the 19th century for the Orsay. This is such a vast collection of pre-impressionist and post-impressionist paintings that it is difficult to know what to share with you. We saw many works by famous artists that we had not seen before. Likewise we saw some works by artists who are less well known.
Here are some works by famous artists that may not be what you expect to see. Please be patient there are many paintings and it takes time to load!
Here some highlights of lesser known artists that caught my eye.
Of course we all know Manet’s Olympia:
You might not know that Cezanne had a little fun with his friend with his own version:
Une Olympia Moderne
As always, a visit to this wonderful institution is an education. We ended the day in a rain storm that soaked us to the skin as we ran across the river to the metro station. Dinner was as guests of our friend, JP, who continued his culinary excellence with a cold zuchini soup, vinegar chicken and spinach. Of course this was all washed down with cold Proseco and some great red wine from Les Baux de Provence.
Time for bed.