Musée d'Orsay: Große Halle
Kunst und Kultur

My founded love – Impressionism

Well, this post will be a little bit different, because it’s in English 😉 The reason is, that I would like to share this really special imression for me with everyone of my friends in Germany, as well as in Ukraine and the rest of the World. So English seems to be the right choice.

I have visited the Musée de Beaux Arts in Nice. And it did not impress me. In the fact, the street leading to the museum has impressed me much more, than the paintings and sculptures presented. I didn’t even take a picture inside. The lessons learned in this short art journey are:

  • The buiding of the museum was inspired by the Kochubynski Palace in Dikanka, Ukraine (yes, I did not know it neither and said „wow, how cool is that“)
  • Only two paintings have touched my heart: Water allegory and Earth allegory by Jan Brueghel and Hendrick von Bolen.
That’s it.
And after that I have thought back on my Paris trip earlier this year and a visit of Musée d’Orsay. And THAT’s where the art lives. As I did not write about it yet, here we go.

After spending the whole day in Le Louvre I wasn’t sure, if there is anything better or bigger. Till I got to Musée d’Orsay. Situated on the Seine bank in the former train station building this museum covers a one of a kind collection of the imressionistic works. From Monet over Degas till Cezanne.
These impressionistic jewels you can find in the last floor of the museum (there are three, where you can see the exhibitions). Also, there is an adorable café with the train station clock as the only window. In the 2nd floor you will find the collection of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gaugin. After light and peaceful paintings from „upstairs“ the weight of crazyness of van Gogh is difficult to oversee. Everything you have heard about him comes out if you take a look at his paintings.
 
In the groung floor you can find also less famous, but in no way less wonderful paintings. And that disgusting one too 😉 (knowing people will understand).
You cannot actually compare Musée d’Orsay with Louvre. Another time, another art, another painters. Everything is different. But what you can do is to decide, which art direction is „yours“. And I know mine from that day.
While most of the paintings in Louvre represent either French Revolution or Bible themes and people on the paintings are all look-alikes, the Musée d’Orsay overwhelms with its freshness and naturallity. Pastel colors are dominating and every artist has his own „thing“.
I don’t think there are enough words to describe it – you have to see it. The fact is, I have never seen anything like it before and obviously after. A+
 
Renoir’s thing are people. Even if someone else has drawn people, it’s not like him. And if Renoir had drown some landscapes, he is not Cezanne 🙂

 

Unbelievable, invincible in his art – Claude Monét. You must see his pictures live to understand.
Mary Cassat – a rare woman among the painters – with an absolutely lovely portrait,
If you think, it is a photograph – it’s definitely not.

 

Two crazy friends: Van Gogh and Gaugin. I have even asked myself, if it’s the same woman on the paintings. She looks unpleasant in the same way on both paintings. But she’s not the same one.
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