Friday, April 14, 2017

camminando | Paris day 3, morning of April 13: Musée d'Orsay

The morning of my third day in Paris is spent in the Musée d'Orsay, The museum, which host one of the most outstanding impressionist and post-impressionist collections is located in the  former Beaux-Arts railway station Gare d'Orsay, which was built between 1898 and 1900. The station was renovated in the 1980s' from the interior design of the late Italian architect Gae Aulenti.

A 1.6 km walk takes from Fontaine Saint Michel, in Place Saint-André des Arts, to Musée d'Orsay through historical la rue de l'Université (1639). The grand interior of the museum is marked by original clocks often against windows opening to views of Musée du Louvre.

I am taken by the impressionism reminiscent of classes of history of art, walking through so many iconic paintings.

La rue de l'Université

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)| Les baigneuses, (1918-1919)
Édouard Manet Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe

Edgar Degas, Danseuses, bronze
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)La chambre de Van Gogh à Arles (1889)

Neoclassical art framed by the Beaux-Art interior
Views and clocks