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Artist Date: Musée d'Orsay

This is the second of three articles that I’m writing about Paris when I was there at the end of June. This post is about Musee D’Orsay, which I think is one of the most beautiful museums I’ve ever been in. It used to be a train station. I love how spacious and airy it is.

Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

What Works Did I Love?

I loved Van Gogh’s work. I loved his brushwork and the kinetic energy in his work. I especially loved this piece.

Starry Night Over the Rhône, Vincent Van Gogh

Of course, there are stars in them.

And this one has stars too:

Sous les étoiles, Kristjan RaudUnder the Stars

Does It Look Like Cyanotype?

I’m always on a lookout for images that remind me of cyanotype. I always ask myself, “could this be printed as a cyanotype? What would that look like?” I’m always looking for inspiration.

These images remind me of cyanotype.

LITHUANIAN CEMETERY, 1909, Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis
Peupliers, 1904, Johan Walter

View from Outside

One great thing about Musee D’Orsay is a cafe on the top floor where you could go outside and just sit. The museum overlooks the Seine. That's the Louvre in the distance.

View from Cafe in Musee D'Orsay

After grabbing lunch at this cafe, I went back and explored the art some more.

Egalité devant la mort, 1848, William Bouguereau Equality before Death
Furies, 1897, Kristjan Raud
Le Rêve, 1883, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes The Dream

Overall, I spent about 5 hours there before jet lag claimed me (it was my first day from the US). I really really had to sleep.

I see a recurring theme in images I like: sleeping, dreams, angels. If you saw my video post on the Louvre, the last image was of angels.

Diane et Endymion, Jean-Bruno GassiesAt the Louvre Museum.

I loved my visit at the Musee D’Orsay. I filed away ideas that I may be able to use in the future.

#artist dates #museums

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