Monday, October 20, 2014

Art Tour of Musee D' Orsay in Paris, France

Looking back on my trip to the Paris Museums:   Second stop - Art Tour of Musee D'Orsay
Each week I will focus on a different artist that I admire. This week's blog will therefore focus on one of my favorites of all time - Monet.  If you have visited the Louvre in Paris you would know that there is no impressionist art there, they were "blacklisted" by the classical art league. So instead, the Musee D'Orsey is a perfect home for the greatest art movement in history and I was so happy to see so many beautiful originals there.

I know there is a lot already posted but I would like to give you my perspective. We each have a unique way of seeing what surrounds us. Depending where we focus, and at what angle, can lead to varied perspective. We can be looking at the same picture and see it differently. Some of us will focus on details, others will look at the whole picture. I often remind myself to take a different view, stand back, come close, use all five senses to embrace what might not be obvious, just unseen.  I love to be a "detective" and challenge myself not to turn a blind eye. Have you ever felt like that? With a Monet in particular it is a hard to say what I like the most .... I think I like Monet's fresh idea and admire his first brave step into the unknown.  He did not think he was creating a masterpiece, he did not know that his painting" Impression Sunrise" would give a whole new art style it's name.  He was innovative and he followed his inspirations and he was right!  What is most fascinating about his work is that he creates a series of the same subject, but with a new light.  I love his beautiful waterlilies series and of course the Cathedrals!  Take a look at some of the photos I managed to capture of the Musee D'Orsay  - the cafe, the windows and the main entrance with beautiful architectural details of the building (old train station) and sculptures. Too bad it is forbidden to take pictures inside the museum! Let me know what do you think about this post.... and as alwaysI  love to see your lovely comments! xx, Lana

31 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this museum, and if I'll ever get to go to Paris again, it would definitely be on my to do list, if only for the gorgeous building it's located in.

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    1. this is exactly how i feel as well! The building and how it is now arranged as museum such a beautiful inspiration! I love to do more sketches there .... :)

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  2. I've heard so much about this wonderful museum. I LOVE that it's in an old train station. This is going on my list of things to do when in Paris. I admire impressionist art and I believe some of it is reflected in your beautiful art as well :) Photography has taught me to "see more"!
    That last picture is gorgeous!

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    1. I sketched the sculpture in the museum, but I took tons of photos for references! You are right - some of them end up in my paintings! One photo I took with a view on the rooftops and Eiffel my favorite! It is so interesting that on the pictures the city looks so gray, but in my memories it is so full of colors :)

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  3. Ah, this was the one place on my list that we didn't have time to visit! (Which we knew would happen, since there's so much to see in Paris.) Monet is one of my favorites, too. We're lucky to have a pretty extensive collection of impressionist pieces at the Art Institute here, but I always want to see more.

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    1. i know it is so much to see in Paris, and outside.... always feels like something missing :) We are so lucky in US to have so many great museums with a gorgeous collection of impressionists work! Even in the smallest cities like Ocala, or Gainesville ( where I usually took my students for an art trip) have collection of Monet and Degas :)
      Thank you Paige for visiting me today!

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  4. Great pictures!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  5. I love impressionist art. I love when one person can change the way we think of art and inspire a whole new generation!

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    1. Amen! I love to look on this as same perspective as you!

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  6. When I was younger I really didn't "get" impressionist art, but now I can appreciate it more. I don't think I've ever visited the Musée D'Orsay, but when I lived with my cousins I got to see lots of Cézanne (they lived in his home town) and Van Gogh.

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    1. Are you talking about the southern of France at Auvers-sur-Oise? I would like to visit the Cezanne's museum there! ... must be in the next list:)

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  7. One of my all time favorite museums (and Monet too!). Great feature!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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  8. Thank you for the virtual tour of that magnificent museum!

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  9. Lovely pictures! Would like the visit there one day :)

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.blogspot.com

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  10. I also love that Museum, and the author, one of my favorites

    Melange-Boutique Blog by Noe&Lolita

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  11. Thank you Rachel-Beth and Noe&Lolita for visiting my blog and your lovely comments!

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  12. Awesome pictures!
    Have a nice day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  13. I've always wanted to go to a Parisian art museum. It's pretty kool that this one is in an old train station! When I'm looking at an art piece I try to look at it from different angles too.. It almost feels like you miss something if you don't.. Lol.. Looks like you had an awesome experience. :)

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    1. I think if the museums were dating :), the Louvre and D' Orsay would be the perfect couple! It is so different and duo of opposites attract! Thank you for visiting me here!

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  14. Such beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing! I remember once I stood in line for a long time to get tickets to an Edvard Munch exhibit at our local museum. I love art museums!

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    1. Love to see your comment Lisa! Usually I see line to museums in some high popular traveling destinations. But one time in Getty (in LA) museum we found the long waiting line as well:) So happy that art is still in the priority in most travelers activity!

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  15. Lana thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I plan to enjoy reading your wonderful blog leisurely to enjoy all your posts. Amazing photographs and the view through the clock on the window is breathtaking.

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    1. Thank you for visiting me back and please feel free to sharing my pictures with your lovely readers as well! I love the picture with a clock as well... I'm still thinking how I can incorporate it to my artistic interpretation :)

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  16. beautiful pics! I wish i could go there one day :)

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    1. Girls can have a dream or wish, but than you will find somehow dreams come true:) Thank you for visiting!

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  17. Woooow, so stunning! I loved it there, it's so romantic as well!! Beautiful pics and thanks for sharing a bit of history with us! x

    Love,
    Whitney

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

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  18. I saw the Monet exhibition in London about 10 years ago when it came and I loved it! I do love that style completely, even though it's not a style I personally use or aspire to.

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  19. My husband & I were in Paris only for 3 days and after spending one of those days @ the Louvre, we were museumed-out. If we ever go back, the Orsay is #1 on the list.

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