Housed in a former train station, the Musée d’Orsay was created to display the most iconic works of modern art, from 1848 to 1914. Embark on a journey with an art history major across various techniques (painting, drawing, sculpture, design). Discover and distinguish the characteristics of different artistic movements (Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Symbolism, Post-Impressionism). The tour will feature a comprehensive introduction about the museum’s foundation as well as an account of historical display conditions and breathtaking viewpoints to take pictures of.
We’ll then cross the Tuileries gardens to make our way to the Orangerie. This temple holding Monet’s huge Waterlilies in two large oval rooms also offers the Paul Guillaume and Jean Walter collection, featuring pieces by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani. The Orangerie functions as the utmost companion piece to the Musée d’Orsay, following the path of modern art and abstraction since the last days of Impressionism.
Who said the art of the 19th century was dull?