Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Solo Trip to Paris Part 7: Anna and I Pop In to the Musée d'Orsay

Three years ago, Anna and her sister Rose joined Mike, Angelica (granddaughter) and me in Paris. It was our last stop on our Egypt-France trip of 2015. We all visited the Musée d'Orsay at that time, but Anna and I agreed we did not see as much as we could have, so we set off for another round of impressionist and post-impressionist art and much more.

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 
Van Gogh?


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?

1 comment:

Donna Thibodeau said...

I have enjoyed the arm chair visit to Paris with a fellow artist. Thanks so much for sharing! I can’t wait to see what you do on your final day. I know I am sad to see it end.