|Anna with the background of Garden Tuileries|
|Me with the Louvre behind me|
Once again, it was a short walk from the hotel: over a bridge, along the Seine, by the Louvre and through the Tuileries Garden.
There are two large circular rooms which house the murals--four to each room. Monet offered these immense murals to the French government the day after the Armistice of November 11, 1918 as a symbol of peace. They were installed months after his death in 1927, so he never viewed them in their entirety.
These murals are mesmerizing and to be able to walk up and see the brushstrokes is such an education in impressionism.
But Monet is not all this museum has to offer. Walking downstairs, one is facing a huge painting by American artist, Joan Mitchell.
I found an exhibit of work by Nigerian born artist Otobong Nkanga especially interesting. "Back to the Hole" was one of several fascinating works on display. What does is mean?
|Back to the Hole by Nkanga|
And then this museum is home to many more artists' work.