Musee d'Orsay, Paris

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    Renaissance of a Station

    by goodfish Updated Jun 9, 2016

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    2016: updating photography and bag rules.

    Where French artists are concerned, this collection sort of picks up where the Louvre leaves off. Once the site of the Palais d'Orsay, which burned in the Paris Commune of 1871, this lovely, airy Beaux-Arts structure was a rail station and hotel constructed for the Universal Exhibition of 1900; just like the Grand and Petite Palais. It became obsolete in 1930's as its platforms were too short for longer, electrified trains, and served various other purposes until finally closing in the 1970's. Designation as a Historical Monument saved this priceless treasure from the wrecking ball and, after a renovation, the museum opened in 1986.

    Here you'll find paintings, sculpture and other decorative pieces from 1848-1915 by Delacroix, Manet, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Renoir, Rodin and Corot, among many others. Because of its smaller, less-intimidating size, I've heard people say that they enjoyed this one more than the mighty Louvre.

    The best way to obtain current ticket prices, hours, combined museum tickets and such is to visit the website:

    http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

    Be Aware: The museum is closed on Mondays but open into the evenings on Thursdays

    Photography or video filming without flash or tripods is allowed for personal use

    Please turn your cell phone off upon entry

    Eating and drinking in the galleries is not allowed (there is a cafe on the lower level.)

    Packpacks and suitcases are not allowed and cannot be checked

    The d'Orsay is included in the Paris Museum Pass, and the short line for ticket/pass-holders was on the right side (entrance C) as you face the front of the building. Look for a sign reading "billet coupe-file" or similar.

    Your ticket is also good for reduced entry at the Gustave Moreau museum and Palais Garnier (see website)

    Address: 1, Rue de la Legion d'Honnuer 75007 Paris

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

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    Musee d'Orsay

    by Dabs Updated Jun 8, 2016

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    Last visit May 2016

    The Musee d'Orsay is my favorite art museum in Paris, perhaps even in the world as it features my favorite period for art, impressionism, the collection covers the years between 1848 and 1914 and I believe it is the best impressionist art collection in the world. I think I have visited on every one of my trips to Paris, c'est magnifique!

    The building itself was built as a train station for the 1900 World's Fair and was opened as the Musee d' Orsay in 1986.

    The line for the museum is usually long, I kissed my museum pass as we strolled up to the special entrance and waltzed right in. Worth the price just for that!

    I usually walk to the opposite end of the museum from the entrance and take the escalators straight up to the 5th level to the impressionist and post-impressionist collection including many works by Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas and all of the other famous impressionist painters. You'll also find many of these same artisits on the ground floor in the pre-impressionist collection.

    Closed: Monday
    opening hours 9:30am-6pm, Thursday until 9:45pm
    included on museum pass (make sure to go to special entrance C to skip the ticket queue), discount rate after 6pm on Thursday, 4:15pm other days

    Address: 62 rue de Lille

    Directions: Metro: Solferino

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

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    Touring the Orsay Museum with an expert (7th)

    by Nemorino Updated Jan 30, 2016

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    In August 2013 I had the privilege of touring the Orsay Museum with VT member breughel (Eddy). First we had a great lunch together at the ornate museum restaurant on the second floor and then he showed me some of his favorite paintings in nearly all the departments of the museum.

    Unfortunately the Orsay Museum no longer allows photography in the exhibition halls, so I can’t show you any of the paintings he showed me, but most of them can be seen on the museum’s website. A lot of them can also be seen on the many Orsay tips that Eddy (breughel) has made here on VirtualTourist. He made most of these before 2010, when photography at the Orsay was still allowed:
    My favourite museum
    Highlights to visit in a few hours
    RENOIR - The dances
    "Manet, inventeur du Moderne" exhibition
    An Impressionist Triptych
    Special exhibition "L'IMPRESSIONNISME ET LA MODE"
    Musée d'Orsay - Monet "La pie - The magpie"
    Caillebotte, patron of arts and painter
    Sculptures
    "SCANDALOUS NUDES" at ORSAY!
    Missing highlights - Oeuvres manquantes
    Vincent Van Gogh at Orsay
    Van Gogh at Musée d'Orsay
    TRANSFORMATIONS in 2010 -2011 at Orsay
    The renovated Musée d'Orsay
    Practical Info at renovated Orsay

    Update 2015: Photography was forbidden inside the Musée d'Orsay for several years, but now it is allowed again as long as you don’t use a flash, or tripod or selfie-stick. They were practically forced to change the rules by the Ministry of Culture, which is trying to set up uniform regulations for photography in all French museums.

    While we were touring the Orsay museum in 2013, Eddy was particularly pleased to find that all the museum’s Van Goth paintings had returned from their recent travels: All Van Gogh's on display.

    Upstairs in the Impressionist gallery on the 5th floor, he especially pointed out some of his favorite paintings by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), whose works I have somehow never particularly noticed up to now.

    This was my first visit to the Orsay Museum since it was renovated and rearranged from 2009 to 2011. The Impressionists (Manet, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley...) are still on the 5th floor in a renovated gallery under the glass canopy, but the Post-Impressionists (Van Gogh, Gauguin, the school of Pont-Aven, Cross, Seurat, the Douanier Rousseau) are now on the middle level, on the side of the Rue de Lille, in rooms that have also been renovated. This new arrangement was intended to “ensure a better distribution of visitors in the museum” instead of having all the most popular works in the same gallery.


    My first photo on this tip shows the outside of the Orsay Museum in the summer of 2013, with the new Emmarchement leading down to the river. (This is a different view that I have not posted up to now.)

    Second photo: A lady riding a Vélib’ bike at the Orsay Museum in 2013, near the big Vélib’ station 7007 on rue de Lille.

    Third photo: The Orsay Museum as I saw it from the tourist boat in 2012.

    Fourth photo: A collage of photos from my first Orsay tip in 2008, when photography was still allowed in the museum.

    Fifth photo: My advance ticket to the Orsay Museum, which allowed me to use the priority entrance (gate C) with hardly any waiting time. Unlike the Louvre, the Orsay Museum offers tickets with a print-at-home option through the fnac website, so you can print out your ticket yourself and you don’t have to pick it up at one of the fnac stores.

    Next review from September 2013: The Richelieu Wing of the Louvre

    Address: 62, rue de Lille, Paris

    Directions: Velib' 7007
    Location on the Vélib' map
    Métro Solférino, RER Musée d'Orsay
    GPS 48°51'35.79" North; 2°19'33.03" East

    Phone: +33 (0)1 40 49 48 14

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

    Orsay Museum and Emmarchement, 2013 Cycling at the Orsay Museum, 2013 Orsay Museum from the boat, 2012 Orsay Museum, 2008 Advance ticket, 2013
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    Take the small group tour

    by windoweb Written Dec 2, 2015

    This museum was a must see. We took the small group tour. By going with a guide it allowed us to see the major attractions and not miss the frequently viewed art exhibits. After the small group tour we went to the special art exhibit on prostitution in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    We took the metro to and from the museum. Our hotel was in the financial district.

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    Not only Impressionists

    by xaver Written Oct 1, 2015

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    Set in an old railway station the whole of artistic creation from 1848 to 1914 including ofcourse the impressionist masterpieces of the greatest artists such as Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Pissarro, Rodin.
    I particulary enjoyed all the part dedicated to Tolouse Latrec, this is the museum that hostes the painting Breakfast on the grass of Manet.

    Open 9.30-18 Closed on Monday

    Address: Rue de la Legion d'honeour

    Directions: Rer C stop Orsay

    Phone: 0140494814

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

    Tolouse Latrec Tolouse Latrc Courbet Degas Orsay
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    21st century meets the 19th

    by Nemorino Updated Sep 11, 2015

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    Room number 1 in the Musée d'Orsay, the first room on the right on the ground floor, is called Ingres et l'Ingrisme. As soon as you enter you are confronted with one of his most famous paintings, La Source (The Spring).

    I learned from the museum's website that Ingres started this picture in 1820, but then put it aside and didn't finish it until 1856. Even then he got two of his students to fill in the background, which seems to have been common practice in those days.

    This painting was shown at several exhibitions in the 1850s and 60s, and was widely discussed as a synthesis of the real and the ideal. Is the nude figure a statue or a real person, or both?

    In 1857 the painting was bought by Count Charles-Marie Tanneguy Duchâtel for 25000 francs. In his home the painting was "surrounded by large plants and aquatic flowers so that the nymph of the spring looked even more like a real person."

    If Ingres were alive today I think he would paint pictures of girls taking photos with their digital cameras. (Or riding bicycles or talking on their cell phones.)

    Update 2015: Photography was forbidden inside the Musée d'Orsay for several years, but now it is allowed again as long as you don’t use a flash, or tripod or selfie-stick. They were practically forced to change the rules by the Ministry of Culture, which is trying to set up uniform regulations for photography in all French museums. Photography was still allowed when I took these photos in 2008. So my photos are legal, and so are the ones the girls are taking of La Source by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

    Second photo: On the top floor of the Musée d'Orsay is the impressionist collection, with astounding numbers of famous and familiar paintings. In room 32 alone there are 42 paintings by Renoir, Monet, Pissarro and Sisley. The one in the photo is Le bassin d'Argenteuil by Claude Monet (1840-1926).

    Third photo: Another famous painting in the same room, also by Monet: one of the eleven pictures that he painted of La gare Saint-Lazare, one of the six big terminus railroad stations in Paris.

    Fourth photo: The Musée d'Orsay also used to be a railroad station, as you can see from this photo that I took from the top of the Tour Seine, the Seine Tower at the back end of the museum.

    Address: 62, rue de Lille, Paris

    Directions:
    Velib' 7007
    Location on the Vélib' map
    Métro Solférino
    GPS 48°51'35.79" North; 2°19'33.03" East

    Phone: +33 (0)1 40 49 48 14

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/search/commentaire/commentaire_id/the-spring-2968.html?cHash=06a609f92e

    1. The Spring by Ingres (1780-1867) 2. Claude Monet, Le bassin d'Argenteuil 3. Claude Monet, La gare Saint-Lazare 4. Mus��e d'Orsay from the Seine Tower
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    Musee D'Orsay

    by Gypsystravels Updated Aug 5, 2015

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    Musee d'Orsay is one of my favorite museums here in Paris. It is located in the former Gare d'Orsay train station which was designed by Victor Lalous in 1900 for the Universal Exposition. The museum isn't overwhelming as the Louvre and you can easily visit all the major wings of the museum in just one visit.

    The museum is devoted to mostly works of art produced between 1848 and 1914. There are many beautiful paintings, sculptures, pastels, furniture and art objects from some of the most famous artists of these times like Degas, Renoir, Ache, Latour, Daumir, Courbet, Manet, Gauguin, Pissaro, Toulouse-Lautrec, Klimt Corot, Cezzane and Van Gogh!

    Check out my travelogue for pics of the works found inside d'Orsay.

    Address: 1, rue de la Legion-d'Honneur, 75007

    Phone: 01 40 49 48 14

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr

    Clock inside the D'Orsay
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    Museee de Orsay

    by Toughluck Updated May 29, 2015

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    Lots of reasons to visit de Orsay. It's a great building. An historic train station. The art is some of the most unique. We went for the Monet collection. We had been up to the coast and visited his gardens and then to Etret, where he spend time painting. Also a superb collection of Van Gogh.

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

    When it was a train station Waiting for a traing From the Balcony - a river cruise going by
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    "SCANDALOUS NUDES" at ORSAY!

    by breughel Updated Mar 7, 2015

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    The museum of Orsay shows some paintings of nudes which in their time (around 1860) where found scandalous.
    The art amateur will notice that this decennia of 1860 produced academic nudes such as "Naissance de Vénus" (1863) of Alexandre Cabanel, impressionist nudes like "Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863) and "Olympia" (1863) from Edouard Manet as well as realistic nudes such as "Femme nue avec chien" (1862) and "l'Origine du Monde" (1866) from Gustave Courbet.

    As for "l'Origine du Monde" of Courbet, acquired in 1995, I notice that today this provocating nudity, an almost anatomical description of the female organs, still arouses emotion. The first years that she was exhibited at Orsay a special security guard was posted in the room!
    Now that the Courbet's nude "L'Origine du Monde" is travelling all over the world there is no reason for me not to publish the photo in this review. (She is prohibited on Facebook but we know that FB is not really a reference for cultural matters!).

    RECENT NEWS.
    About the head of the model for the Courbet's painting "L'Origine du Monde" hereafter the statement of the Musée d'Orsay (Le Figaro 8/02/2013):

    Des hypothèses fantaisistes ont récemment été développés autour de L'Origine du monde de Gustave Courbet conservée au musée d'Orsay. Celui-ci souhaite rappeler certains faits bien connus des historiens de l'art. L'Origine du monde est une composition achevée et en aucun cas le fragment d'un œuvre plus grande. Longtemps entourée de secrets y compris dans ses dispositifs de présentation.
    Certaines zones d'ombre subsistent dans son historique. Une certitude cependant, confirmée par tous les témoignages du XIXe siècle: le tableau visible chez Khalil-Bey, son premier propriétaire et probable commanditaire, était bien ‘une femme nue sans pieds et sans tête. À cette description de l'œuvre par Gambetta répond celle de Maxime Ducamp qui mentionne en 1878 que Courbet n'avait pas représenté «le cou et la tête» de ce «portait de femme bien difficile à décrire».*

    Translation (software + my correction):
    Fanciful hypotheses have recently been developed around L'Origine du Monde by Gustave Courbet at the Musée d'Orsay. We would recall some well-known facts of art historians. The Origin of the World is a complete composition and not a fragment of a larger work …
    Some gray areas remain in its history. Certainty, however, confirmed by all accounts of the nineteenth century in the painting visible at Khalil Bey, the first owner and probable sponsor, was indeed a naked woman without legs and without a head. In this description of the work by Gambetta that meets the one of Maxime Ducamp in 1878 which mentions that Courbet had not represented the "head and neck" of this "woman portrait was very difficult to describe."

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    Les nus à scandale d'Orsay!

    Le musée d'Orsay comporte quelques tableaux de nus qui ont défrayé la chronique en leur temps (±1860) et dont l'un "l'Origine du Monde" (1866) de Gustave Courbet suscite encore des remous.
    Cette même décennie 1860 produisit à la fois des nus aussi académiques que la "Naissance de Vénus" (1863) du néo-classique Alexandre Cabanel, des nus d'inspiration impressionniste comme "Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863) et "Olympia" (1863) d' Edouard Manet ainsi que des nus réalistes comme la "Femme nue avec chien" (1862) et "l'Origine du Monde" (1866) de Gustave Courbet.

    Les deux nus de Manet, surtout le "Déjeuner sur l'herbe", déchaînèrent les sarcasmes et critiques au Salon de 1863. J'avoue que le contraste entre les deux messieurs en redingote et la dame nue m'interpellent. Qu'allait-elle faire nue dans la forêt; à moins qu'elle ne se soit baignée dans l'étang à l'arrière plan?

    Quant à "l'Origine du Monde" de Courbet, acquis en 1995 je constate qu'aujourd'hui encore cette nudité crue, provocante, une description presque anatomique du sexe féminin, suscite de l'émotion: les messieurs la photographient, leur compagne se tient en retrait.

    Address: Level 0 - ground floor, rooms 3, 14 & 15

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

    Manet Cabanel Manet Courbet Courbet
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    Musée d'Orsay

    by Ewingjr98 Written Mar 1, 2015

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    Paris' Musée d'Orsay occupies what was once the Gare d'Orsay, a train station built from 1898 to 1900. The station was used for long-distance trains until 1939, then later was used mainly for shorter regional trains. After World War II, the building was converted from a station into a mail center and was used a movie set. Approved to be destroyed in 1970, the demolition was disapproved and the station was proposed to be converted into a museum. Musée d'Orsay opened in 1986, and it houses French art completed from 1848 to 1915, including works by Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, and other French greats.

    Address: Rue de Lille 75343 Paris, France

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

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    Caillebotte, patron of arts and painter.

    by breughel Updated Jan 27, 2015

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    Before my first visit to the Musée d'Orsay I ignored who was Gustave Caillebotte.
    Today I am grateful to this generous sponsor of impressionistic painters such as Degas, Monet and Renoir and collector of impressionist art who bequeathed to the French State 67 paintings of which 27 were refused by the National Museums who considered these paintings as "drift of an unhealthy art"!
    In those times (1896) the public and administrations were less fond of impressionism than a century later.

    But Caillebotte was also a talented painter who painted about 500 works in a style often more realistic than that of his impressionistic friends.
    The painter Caillebotte became famous for his sights of the streets of Paris made since balconies, for scenes of the labour life such as the "Raboteurs de parquet - parquet planers" , for landscapes of gardens and parks.
    He was a rich man, a naval architect what explains that he often painted nautical scenes as he participated to regattas.

    All my photos are from before 2010.


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    Mécène et peintre.
    J'ignorais qui était Gustave Caillebotte avant ma première visite au Musée d'Orsay. Aujourd'hui j'ai de la reconnaissance pour ce mécène généreux envers les peintres impressionnistes et collectionneur qui légua à l'Etat Français 67 tableaux mais dont les Musées Nationaux refusèrent 27 tableaux considérés comme "dérives d'un art malsain". A l'époque (1896) on était moins friand d'impressionnisme qu'un siècle plus tard.
    Mais Caillebotte était aussi un peintre talentueux qui peignit quelque 500 oeuvres dans un style souvent plus réaliste que celui de ses amis impressionnistes.
    L'œuvre la plus célèbre est bien sur "les Raboteurs de parquet" .
    Cette salle comporte d'autres belles œuvres de Caillebotte.

    Address: Upper floor - Niveau 5

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

    Orsay - G. Caillebotte Orsay - G. Caillebotte Orsay - G. Caillebotte
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    Musée d'Orsay - Monet "La pie - The magpie".

    by breughel Updated Jan 27, 2015

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    Many VT members made comments here on the magnificent collections of the museum of Orsay and the ancient railway station which shelters them.
    I will just visit one painting of Claude Monet which on each of my visits made my hart bounce and my eyes shine with pleasure.
    It is a rather large painting called "La pie" (the magpie) of a winter landscape painted in 1869 at the beginning of his career and which for that reason is exposed on the first floor among the pre-impressionists.
    At first this painting attracts the glance of the visitor by its almost white monochromy. But quickly we realize that the snow is not white - white does not exist - she shows nuances of grey, blue, yellow with some lines and dark spots in brown or black.
    There are the warm tones in the sunny part of the landscape and the cold tones in the shadow.
    On the barrier, there is the magpie …

    A so fascinating beauty deserves the journey to the Musée d'Orsay.
    Monet was an excellent painter of snow scenes and painted some 18 in the area of Argenteuil.

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    Près de 300 VT membres se sont exprimés ici sur les magnifiques collections du musée d'Orsay. Je me contenterai de visiter un tableau de Claude Monet qui est pour moi un "coup de cœur". Il s'agit de "La pie" un assez grand tableau d'un paysage enneigé peint en 1869 soit au début de sa carrière et qui pour cette raison est exposée au rez-de-chaussée parmi les pré-impressionistes.
    Ce tableau attire le regard du visiteur par sa quasi monochromie blanche. Mais rapidement on réalise que la neige n'est pas blanche - le blanc n'existe pas - elle présente des nuances de gris, de bleu, de jaune avec quelques lignes et taches sombres en brun ou noir. Il y a les tons chauds dans la partie ensoleillée du paysage et les tons froids dans l'ombre.
    Sur la barrière, il y a la pie…

    Une beauté aussi captivante mérite plus que le détour, elle mérite le voyage.
    Monet, qui excellait dans les scènes avec neige, en a peint 18 dans la région d'Argenteuil.

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

    Orsay - Claude Monnet
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    Orsay Museum

    by solopes Updated Jan 26, 2015

    In 1900 a train station was built to the universal exhibition and served as a connection to southwest France until 1939. During the war it was used to the movements of prisoners, and, after the war... Well, why not a museum?

    In 1978 was created the museum, that covers all the western arts from 1848 until WW1, and opened to the public in 1988.

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

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    All Van Gogh's on display.

    by breughel Updated Jan 3, 2015

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    On my last visit to Orsay, end August 2013 with VT friend Nemorino, I was glad to see that all Van Gogh's were on display in the museum. This is at Level 2 on the Rue de Lille side, rooms 70, 71 & 72 Neo-Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
    The highlights are "L'église d'Auvers-sur-Oise, vue du chevet" and "La nuit étoilée". My favored "Les roulottes, campement de bohémiens aux environs d'Arles" and "Fritillaires à couronne impériale dans un vase de cuivre" are again on display.
    Of course these rooms are crowded with visitors from all over the world. Some try to make photos and get shouted at by the attendants. Photos are forbidden since 2010.
    MY PHOTOS ARE FROM BEFORE that time so that I'm not obliged to limit my illustrations here to the outside of Orsay!

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

    L'��glise d'Auvers-sur-Oise. Autoportrait. Fritillaires. Les roulottes. Portrait Dr. Gachet.
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    Sculptures.

    by breughel Updated Jan 3, 2015

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    The museum of Orsay presents 200 sculptures of the 19th century in the central aisle, the terraces Lille, Seine and Rodin as well as in room 59.
    If you have no time to visit the Rodin museum you will find numerous works of him at the Musée d'Orsay as well as the sculptors Maillol, Bourdelle, Bernard and many others in all styles.
    My favourite work is Albert Bartholomé's magnificent bronze statue "crying little girl" (1894).
    A wide show case is completely dedicated to Edgar Degas sculptures, mainly ballerina's among which the famous "Petite danseuse de 14 ans" a bronze statue in diverse colourings, with a tutu in tulle and pink ribbon in her hair. The original wax statue was strongly criticized for her hyperrealism at an exhibition in 1881.The bronze statue was made after the death of Edgar Degas.

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    Le musée d'Orsay présente près de 200 sculptures du 19e siècle dans l'allée centrale, les terrasses Lille, Seine et Rodin ainsi que dans la salle 59. Si vous n'avez pas le temps de visiter le musée Rodin vous trouverez de nombreuses œuvres à Orsay ainsi que les sculpteurs Maillol, Bourdelle, Bernard et bien d'autres dans tous les styles.
    Mon œuvre préférée est une merveilleuse statue en bronze d'Albert Bartholomé "Petite fille pleurant" (1894).
    Au niveau supérieur, salle 31, une large vitrine est entièrement consacrée à des œuvres d'Edgar Degas principalement des danseuses dont la fameuse "Petite danseuse de 14 ans" une statue en bronze avec patine aux diverses colorations, avec tutu en tulle et ruban rose dans les cheveux.
    A l'époque (1881) cette statue réaliste à l'origine en cire fut fortement critiquée; on lui trouva un visage "marque d'un caractère particulièrement vicieux"!
    L'édition en bronze fut faite après la mort de Degas; la statuette du musée d'Orsay est un exemplaire.

    Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station

    Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

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