Tag Archives: Musée d’Orsay

Au-delà des étoiles

This week, I got the official dates for my summer job in Paris. The plan is to arrive a few days before the set-up week starts so I can get over the weight of jetlag and to visit the south … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 2

When I’m at the musée d’Orsay to see the exhibit on the Second Empire, I will also check out Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism. Bazille died at the age of just 28 as a soldier in the Franco-Prussian … Continue reading

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Un don

Recently, an American couple, Spencer and Marlene Hays received the Légion d’honneur in thanks for the priceless gift of 600 19th-century French masterpieces to the musée d’Orsay. Spencer said, “Art belongs to no one. We were simply the temporary guardians … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 10

The Spectacular Second Empire 1852-1870 – If I were still in Paris, I would totally go to this exhibit at the musée d’Orsay. The Second Empire marks the reign on Napoleon III, a time of wealth and ostentation, but also tremendous social … Continue reading

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Insupportable vérités

A new exhibit entitled Van Gogh: le suicide de la société has just opened in Paris at the Musée d’Orsay. It flips the premise that Van Gogh was disturbed, based on the writings of Parisian gallery owner Antonin Artaud. Just … Continue reading

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Un/une faussaire

French artist Alfred Sisley was born in Paris on October 30, 1839. His parents were British, so Sisley had their citizenship, but he lived most of his life in France. His father was a wealthy silk merchant and his mother … Continue reading

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La Femme à Paris

Several months ago, I wrote about an exhibit at the musée d’Orsay that married the paintings of the Impressionists with the fashions shown in them. It’s now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and I treated myself … Continue reading

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Le Poème de l’âme

The other day, I wrote about the Baltard exhibit at the musée d’Orsay. There’s another, overlapping exhibit there until March 10, 2013 about late 19th-century photographer Félix Thiollier (1842 – 1914). He’s not exactly a household name, but he’s quite … Continue reading

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En fonte

Until January 13, 2013, the musée d’Orsay has an exhibit about architect Victor Baltard: Iron and Paintbrush. Baltard (1805 – 1874) trained at the prestigious École des beaux-arts in Paris and he won the Prix de Rome in 1833. The … Continue reading

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Une coupe mode

I’ve really got to get back to Paris because a new exhibit is opening at the musée d’Orsay that I really want to see. L’impressionisme et la mode will open on September 25, the same day that Fashion Week starts in … Continue reading

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