Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paris-Part Trois

THE ART

"The Louvre is the book in which we learn to read"
-as told to a young artist by Paul Cezanne



Musee du Luxembourg

While we opted not to visit the Louvre this trip, we were lucky to find a temporary Cezanne exhibit at the Musee du Luxembourg chronicling the artist's time in Paris.


No photography allowed so we picked up the catalog of the exhibit




Musee de l'Orangerie

Another intimate museum within a garden is the Musee de l'Orangerie, located on the edge of the Tuileries overlooking the Place de la Concorde.  Filled with impressionist masterpieces.

Renoir





And the piece de resistance...Monet's water lilies.  Housed within two elliptical rooms, lit by skylight, designed by the artist himself.









Musee Rodin

Auguste Rodin's work is displayed in both the Hotel Biron and the surrounding gardens.  The exhibit also contains some paintings from his personal collection, including Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. 








From Rodin's collection

Portrait of Rodin



Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature

The Museum of Hunting and Nature, located within the Marais, was a serendipitous surprise!  Was not aware of it until a few days into our trip and while it was a departure from the artists mentioned above it was a whimsical treat, one of our favorite stops.  Besides, I knew my escort would love the guns and dead animals.  







I was equally enthralled by the dog and sporting paintings.  Stunning.










SKETCHING

Filled with daydreams of plein-air painting in Paris, I was only able to steal a few minutes to doodle.  Until next time!

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2 comments:

kayce hughes said...

Love your doodle!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Thanks Kayce!

PS: my 3 year old loves the slim fit jeans this year

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