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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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The Louvre

Yesterday we visited The Louvre. After standing in line for 1 1/2 hours we secured our tickets and headed directly to our favorite collection. Lucky for us our favorites are not near the Mona Lisa or other masterpieces or ancient … Continue reading

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Musee d’Orsay, Sennelier Art Store, and a Walk Along the Seine

Yesterday we returned to the Orsay Museum to complete our tour. The lines were short on this Friday morning, so we only waited about 30 minutes. Our first stop was to return to the Odilon Redon pastels for Jean to … Continue reading

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Musee d’Orsay and Sketching in the Park

Yesterday we spent the day at the d’Orsay Museum. Photos are no longer allowed there, so this will be a image-less post. After a full day we decided that at least one, maybe two more days will be required to … Continue reading

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Maillol and the Mediterranean

Yesterday we visited Collioure, a small town on the Mediterranean that was the birthplace of Fauvism – Matisse, Andre Derain, and their friends. It is a tourist haven that had us wondering what the Riviera must be like if this … Continue reading

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Waiting for Van Gogh

Paul: Let’s go. Jean: We can’t. Paul: Why not? Jean: We’re waiting for Van Gogh! That has been the story for the last two weeks as Musee d’Orsay rearranged their exhibits once again as part of their renovations. Van Gogh … Continue reading

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A Pastel Glutton in Paris

Pastels . . . Paris . . . Inseparable I’ve been studying pastel masterpieces, drawing, doing a bit of painting of my own; and what better place than Paris to do all this? Paris is the home of some of … Continue reading

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