Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Musée D'Orsay.....

It's so nice that I was able to take photos (minus flash of course)
in this wonderful museum.  Although mine are far from quality photos
I feel a certain attachment to them because I have actually stood in front
of some of these amazing art-works - they are not reproductions they are the original works
At times I had to pinch myself !!

I understand that the museum now has a "No Camera" policy
but have been unable to verify this - Does anyone know the current policy!!

This oil on canvas "Homage to Delacroix"  was painted by Henri Fantin-Latour in 1864
that's Henri in the white shirt and Eduard Manet with his hand in his pocket.
I love the little spray of field flowers - it adds a touch of pretty
to an otherwise quite sombre painting.
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la Brocanteuse said...

Oh Wow Dianne- so exciting to see these images! thank you for sharing..have a lovely day hugs Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Suzi said...

Hi Dianne,
I remember my very first visit to this glorious musee. I was awestruck by it. I am so looking forward to another visit. X

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We want to go to this museum so badly we can hardly stand it. From the moment I saw my first Impressionist painting (a Degas in a private museum) I fell instantly in love.

I've read extensively about the lives of some of the Impressionists and they were very fascinating people. Someday we'll get to Paris and enjoy these paintings in person.......

Louise said...

We were there last June, and they certainly had signs up saying that cameras weren't allowed. Many people were rather openly ignoring the rules

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh girl...I just need to visit this Museum!Amazing!
Thanks so much for your always kind comments and visits.In Italy we had the opportunity to visit Firenze and wonderful museums but "no photos", oh gosh...I hate that sign! :)

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Had the opportunity to visit twice now - second time just as fascinating. May go back again this time next year as it is Sue's birthday and since she took me to Paris for my 60th, how could I refuse the same for her 60th.
We live on the bay where the Australian Impressionists initially painted together before going to Heidelberg, now a suburb of Melbourne. Arther Streeton, Charles Condor, Tom Roberts all Aussie Impressionists.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

PS - I now recognise the Carousel. Its just outside the Avignon Theatre.

Stef@ said...

It's a special place like all the places in Paris!Thanks for your post!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures of a very special place indeed! Thanks for the memories!


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is an amazing museum and to see artworks that you have seen in books will just take your breath away "in person." I do love this place, particularly le premier étage.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

We never got to the Musee D'Orsay, but a French friend said that was there favourite museum in Paris.
I know at the Louvre there were signs up saying no cameras, but people were not paying heed to the sign.
Thanks for showing us this beautiful place.

Happy weekend

Karen Roderick said...

We didn't have time to visit on our recent Paris trip, it was our first time so we were trying to cram everything in. Will do this next time definitely!

Genie said...

This is one of my favorite museums. I never took any photos when there, so I do not know the rule. I have the dearest little book form there with prints of the pictures. It is one of my treasures.

Anonymous said...

I loved this museum and would love to return one day and explore some more. I love your photo!

Joe said...

Would love to visit this museum.

Pierre BOYER said...

I like it !

Europewalker said...

I love the museum. I miss Paris and hope to get back for a visit soon.


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