Note: This blog is actually 2 blogs: the posts on top are from our 2022 trip and the posts at the bottom are from a trip we took in 2018. Check the "Recent Post" column or the bottom of each post to determine the post dates.
The D’Orsay Museum occupies an old train station and the building itself is a work of art. The Museum houses French art of the 1800’s and early 1900’s – The Impressionists. And who doesn’t love The Impressionists! They also have a lot of fabulous decorative arts collection that’s really fun. Here’s a small sampling of what we saw.
2 thoughts on “Musee D’Orsay”
I’m swooning over the art nouveau pieces! Seriously, makes my heart race a little bit!! Now tell me more about the marble statue!! How?! Marble wrapped around marble? Is marble layered like that?
It was clearly several pieces, one for the dress (and what a gorgeous piece!), one for the scarf, the body, the hair, the feet, etc., even the belt. And I guess the scarf alone could have been 2 (or more?) pieces, we couldn’t tell. It seems to me that it takes real planning to make sure it will fit together when finished.