Musée d'Orsay

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Once a railway station, now a museum, the Musée d'Orsay houses a spectacular collection of French fine arts from 1848 to 1915, a limited yet prolific time in art and culture.

Once a railway station, now a museum, the Musée d’Orsay houses a spectacular collection of French fine arts from 1848 to 1915, a limited yet prolific time in art and culture.

Directly across the Seine from the Louvre, Orsay has its own charm and character. The building is light and airy while at the same time grand and imposing. The masterpieces that inhabit the courtyard are a wonderful sight coming out of the RER (conveniently located at the museum plaza): an elephant, a rhinoceros, and six seated figures representing the continents.

Once inside you can relish in color and light; van Gogh illuminates a room next to Whistler’s Mother; Courbet dances next to Cézanne. It is a marvel of architecture and a wonder in art. Don’t forget to visit the museum the next time you’re in Paris: pictures are allowed, only without flash. Just bring steady hands and your Lomo. You’ll be happy you did.

written by migueld on 2009-01-30 in #world #locations #sculpture #painting #musee-d-orsay #france #paris #museum

4 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ohooooo... That's an excellent review !!!
    Congratulations.
    I'm really impressed by ALL the shots.
    The horse is amazing.

  2. migueld
    migueld ·

    thanks!

  3. isabelbatteria
    isabelbatteria ·

    Hello! I translated this article to Spanish and was checking it out. I saw that someone commented in the Spanish version. I don't know if you are aware of it or if you speak Spanish, but I will translate the comment for you, just in case. That way, other people can see it here too. On my part, I'd love to know what people say about my photos and what I write.

    lola_juanlu says:
    "We visited Orsay last New Year's Eve and we loved it. We still didn't get to see the painting of Van Gogh's room in Arles, because it was in another exhibition at the moment.
    The black & whites are very good.
    By the way, much cold while doing the line to enter the museum."

    The Spanish version: www.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2010/09/03/musee-dors…

    Regards. :)

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