Tag Archives: Claude Monet

The Art Institute of Chicago

Today we immersed ourselves in art. A brisk 1 1/2 mile walk in the rain brought us to the lions guarding the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago. I spent much time here in high school and have visited … Continue reading

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Musee d’Orsay

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 … Continue reading

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Women of l’Orangerie

After two days of rest, visiting with JP, and doing laundry we ventured across the city yesterday to visit Musee de L’Orangerie. This museum houses Monet‘s Waterlilies masterpiece. The artist himself designed the space where the 8 massive canvases cover … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of the Impressionists

Today we went to Etretat, a vacation village nestled between cliffs on the ocean. These cliffs provided inspiration for romantic and impressionist artists in the 19th century. We saw a painting by Turner of these cliffs while we were in … Continue reading

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In Monet’s Footsteps

On Sunday we visited Giverny, home of (Oscar) Claude Monet. We had seen a poster advertising a special impressionist exhibit at the Museum of the Impressionists and were not disappointed. The Clark Collection is from the Clark Institute in Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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