D'Orsay is such as spectacular building--it was once a railway station built arounc 1900, but as trains grew longer, the short platforms of the building were no longer workable. It had several uses before it became a museum in 1986--a mailing station during WWII, the backdrop for many films, etc.
This post is primarily an opportunity for me to share the art I love the most from that museum, so here goes.
Can I ever get enough of
|Like so many artists of this time, the Japanese woodblocks greatly influenced Gauguin.|
Gauguin's art found his unique voice when he traveled to and painted the lifestyle of French Polynesia.
I really love the simplification of the paintings of the following artists:
Wouldn't you guess Klimpt? But this similar style belongs to
These two Monet paintings were new to me: Turkeys . . .
And a painting of his dead wife.
I find this piece so stunning!
And finally, the one woman artist painting I could find,
It had been a wonderful two days with Anna. We had seen loads of art, laughed at shared memories, and told stories of events since we last saw each other. We had a fabulous dinner together in a fancy restaurant the night before, but now she had to head back to Lyon to work and her life there.
I had one more day in Paris. What would I do?