Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Musee d'Orsay Favorites

Here are several more favorites from the Musee d'Orsay.  These top two paintings by Renoir are taller than me (70 inches). They hang side by side in a long, wide hallway with other masterpieces all around. 
Notice the color. Enjoy!

Dance in the City, Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

La Danse a la Campagne, Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 

Dancing at the Moulin de la Galette, Renoir  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Swing, Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sainte-Adresse, Claude Monet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

La Classes de la Danse, Degas [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Rest from Work, Vincent Van Gogh
 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Starry Night Over the Rhone, Vincent Van Gogh  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Have a beautiful day. What colors will we notice if we remember to look?


Robin J. Steinweg said...

Renoir's "Dance In the City"--I've only seen it in postcard size. It's hard to imagine its beauty in person at 70"!

Thank you for the reminder to look for color. It will be a part of my day.

Lori said...

There was no bench in the hallway near the first two Renoir paintings or I'd have sat and looked at them for a long, long time. The hallway was a bit crowded, so we went back and forth a few times to keep looking at them. Paige was happy to do it with me--she's not the Renoir fan we are, but the hall was filled with gems.

The Prude said...

This is a perfect day to look for color. What I really want to do is take a long, long walk out in the country.
Thank you for sharing these, especially since there are so many of my favorites!
Are we going to see some of Paige's favorites sometime?

Lori said...

Prude, Paige said she's in a Rembrandt phase right now. We saw an awesome special exhibit of Rembrandt at the Louvre when we were there. When we started our trip she was really into Van Eyck. Van Gogh was a tortured soul and she has always had sympathetic admirations of him.
I suppose I'm seeing the makings of a post here. Thanks for the suggestion.