I am not really into big museums, I find it overwhelming. I have been to Paris and back but I have never visited the Musée d’Orsay, well not up until I talked to a painter friend who also dreams of coming to Paris and spending the day inside this musée to just stare at the works of his masters.
Musée d’orsay used to be a railway station.
It has the largest collection (in the world) of Impressionist and Post Impressionist masterpieces
by painters like Monet, Degas, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Renoir etc.
Several sections of the Museum were closed and under renovation at that time but what I saw was more than enough. At first I was looking at each painting closely, studying the brushstrokes and everything, but later on I focused more on the masterpieces that I was really interested in.
My friend was right, one could just stay here all day and just stare in awe
This next painting is called L’Origine du Monde or the Origin of the World (1866)
by French Painter Gustave Courbet.
but this painting was only publicly exhibited in 1988,
that’s more than a century after!
The Louvre may be more famous but I appreciate the paintings at Musée d’Orsay more 🙂
Good thing photography was allowed inside the museum!
I dedicate this blog entry to Ivan Roxas & the others who couldn’t be here.
If you can’t come to Musée d’Orsay, the museum will come to you 😀
all images were shot by JAZEL KRISTIN, no stealing or copying of images, in other words bawal nenok!