Whoever was doing the acquisitions for the Musee D'Orsay deserves a lot of credit..they have done the most astonishing job, and must have the BEST political pull.
My sister said it, she said that the Musee D'Orsay is not like other museums where you wade through lots of stuff you aren't so sure about, and have never heard of, and then there is a fantastic piece followed by a lot more stuff to wade through....
No No NO...
One amazing piece of art after another, room after room.
It wasn't even overwhelming.....
Renoir, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh (that man could use COLOUR in a way that sets your heart on fire) on and on and on and on...Gaugin, Toulouse-Lautrec, OMG. Cezanne. I LOVE Cezanne. LOVE HIM.
They were all so spectacular you didn't have a chance to get tired.
You could take PHOTOS!!!!
I have TONS. I may do two or three photo posts a day when I get back. I love that they let you take photos, and yes, I still bought something in the shop. Not much, but something.
My BIL made a quiche to die for at brunch, though he said the crust was a few mm thicker than it should be. I kid you not, he was talking millimeters. I was very very happy.
My sister's Xmas tree was still in the house, after a month; without water. It was the crispy christmas tree.
We chucked it out the window, and you should see the needles that it left in the apartment and the street.
One more day here. The tooth is still holding BTW, though the part that broke off and is wedged in place keeping agony at bay is turning black. Fortunately right at the back, so you cannot see it.
I am going to have to try my hand at oil pastels, I am inspired by Degas.