Privately guided tour at the Impressionist Museum, Musée d’Orsay

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Paris, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

Privately guided tour at the Impressionist Museum, Musée d’Orsay

In addition to my emphasis on food, I also weave in cultural outings based on a central theme.  My current theme for Paris is the Impressionists; we thus not only enjoy a day trip to Monet’s House & Gardens in Giverny, we also delight in a privately guided tour with Paris Walks at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

Our guide, British lecturer James, shares perspective on the influences leading to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements.

floor-scrapers_jamesJames discusses The Floor Scrapers by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)
Caillebotte, from an upper-class Parisian family, is known for painting in a much more realistic manner than many other artists in the Impressionist group.

poppies_james_medPoppy fields (Les Coquelicots), Claude Monet, 1873

monet_woman_medWoman with umbrella turned toward the left (Femme à l’ombrelle tournée vers la gauche), Claude Monet, 1886

renoir_bal_medDance at Le moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette), Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1876
This painting is doubtless Renoir’s most important work and is considered one of Impressionism’s most celebrated masterpieces.

Thank you, James, for an interesting and informative visit!