Musée d’Orsay museum is one of the major museums in Paris which is an absolute must-see for every tourist who visits Paris. This major musuem lies by the Seine and faces the big Louvre museum and is built at a place which was once served as an old train station. The Musée d’Orsay museum is famous all over the world for its rich impressionist collections that gives its visitors aonce-in-a-lifetime kind of experience. The place is mostly known for the works of the most acclaimed masters in Europe.
It is a five-storied apartment and has a smaller layout when compared to the Louvre museum. It is one of the richest museums of France and has around eight thousand works of art which are the most famous which is very it is often difficult to recommend a few after the Orsay tour.
P-A. Renoir – Bal du Moulin de la Galette
The most important masterpiece of Renoir captures the joyful and frenzy atmosphere of a very famous dance form in Montmartre. The piece is often a reference in the impressionism of the early days.
C. Monet – Nymphéas Bleus
This is one of the 250 and, one among the the biggest paintings of the Nymphéas series of Monet. Nymphéas is the scientific name of Water Lilly, and Monet used to grow it in a pond in his garden. It is believed that he saw his garden as a huge inspiration for his artworks which lead to the creation of one among the most iconic creations – the Nymphéas series.
Nymphéas series was painted during the time of World War I, and blue water lilies in the series are something that is not the most representative. Monet chose a section that does not allow viewers to get any point of reference as they cannot see the sky or the shore. The painting has a great dominance of greens and blues, and this gives it the impression of an abstract piece of art when it viewed too closely. It is significantly precise than some of the other paintings of the same series and is regarded as a must-see.
L’Autoportrait by Van Gogh
L’Autoportrait is one of the forty-three self-portraits of the famous painter Van Gogh, but the most famous among all other. The painting has unclassical lines and is often regarded as an art precursor of the Expressionist movement that took place during the twentieth century.
The background of the picture is a contrast with the face of Van Gogh, and it represents the inner psychological struggles of him.