l’Orangerie Museum and the Tuileries

Yesterday we visited one of our favorite art collections in Paris at Musee l’Orangerie. This art amassed by artist and dealer Paul Guillaume consists of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. There are a few new paintings each time we visit and dozens of familiar ones. Here are a few favorites (if you click on them you should see larger images):

Renoir’s Women and Girls


Cezanne’s Provencal Landscapes

Soutine’s Villages

A Picasso we had not seen before:

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Of course l’Orangerie is famous as housing Monet’s eight huge panels of waterlilies. Here is a sample:


After the museum we explored the Tuileries. Jean did some painting:

I watched the birds diving for minnows:

Back at home we were greeted by the beautiful hibiscus in the courtyard.



JP made a tasty beet risotto for dinner. We talked until we all began to nod off and then retired for the night. Another great day.


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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1 Response to l’Orangerie Museum and the Tuileries

  1. redharparts says:

    The trip seems so wonderful. I never knew waterlilies were such huge panels.

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