Sunday, February 22, 2015

Musee d'Orsay






The Orsay Museum is situated on the left bank of the river Seine in Paris. It was a railway station that constructed in between 1898 to 1900. The Orsay Museum  keeps generally 1848-1915  French artwork, which includes sculptures, paintings, photography, and furniture. The museum also holds the masterpieces of the world by the painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Van Gogh and many others.  
 



Notable Paintings
There are many notable paintings remaining in the Orsay Museum, Paris. The world renowned painters masterpieces are demonstrated in the museum daily. Some notable Painters work demonstrates like, Eugène Carrière, Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Jean-François Millet, Alexandre Cabanel, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Eugène Jansson, Théo van Rysselberghe and many others. The popular artwork is displayed such as, A Burial at Ornans, The Artist's Studio, L'Origine du monde, The Gleaners, Young Girls by the Seaside and many more.

Sculptures
The Orsay Museum has a large collection of Sculptures. The most important sculpture consists of Jules Cavelier, François Rude, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel, Honoré Daumier, Sarah Bernhardt and many more. The Orsay Museum also contains other popular works and the collections of photography, decorative arts and architecture.

Vincent van Gogh collection
The Orsay Museum has a big collection of painting of the renowned artist Vincent van Gogh. There are 24 Paintings remain in the museum such as, The Siesta, a portrait of his close friend Eugène Boch,  The Church at Auvers,  The Italian Woman, View from the Chevet,  Starry Night Over the Rhone, Bedroom in Arles,  Portrait of Dr. Gachet and so on.

Unfortunately, cameras are not allowed in the museum.




6 comments:

  1. Musee d'orsay is a lovely museum, and a "must" for a short visit to Paris. It is an old train station that was converted into a museum, and house all art mediums from the late 19th - early 20th century, from Rodin, Bourdelle, Millet, Cezanne, Pissaro, Monet, Pompom, Art Deco furniture, prints, photos, etc. Do go!

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    1. Orsay is a great museum. It is a must see for every artist.

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  2. Yet another where photos are not allowed inside. :( Oh well, I've seen many of these paintings by these famous artists online, but it'd be so much better to see them up close and personal. It'd be so cool to see a work by Van Gogh in person. Or Manet even. Well all of it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It was great to check out the world's most famous painting. It would have been a lot nicer if they let me take photos.

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  3. The Orsay Museum is a place I would love to see one of these days. Been a dream of mine since I was a kid. There hasn't been works of art like this since and it's odd to see how art has changed these days. The past had much better art as it seems, especially the craftsmanship of the sculptures. Everything looks so good!

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Nick.

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