Posts Tagged ‘Musée d’Orsay’

Things to Do in Paris: American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay

Spending a day at the museum is one of the most popular things to do in Paris—even for the Parisians, which means exhibitions are usually […]

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Paris Art: The Two Sexiest Shows

For Paris art, autumn is the hottest part of the calendar. But this year, a pair of popular shows is turning up that heat. At Musée d’Orsay, Masculine/ Masculine: The Nude Man in Art pays tribute to […]

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Must-see Paris: Medusa, by Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, at the Musée d'Orsay

Must-See Paris: Fantasy and la Femme Fatale

Do you love old Hollywood horror, film noir and Frankenstein? Are you a fan of gothic fashion? Or do you just relish devils, vampires and…

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Paris Art: A Pair of Don’t-Miss Masters

When it comes to Paris art, blockbuster shows are daunting. But (taking care to book ahead), there are two spring expos you have to see: Matisse at the Beaubourg and Degas at the Musée d’Orsay.

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Misia painted by Vuillard

Parisian Women: The Musée d’Orsay Crowns Its Queen

Plenty of iconic Parisian women started out elsewhere. Take Marie Antoinette (Vienna), Elsa Schiaparelli (Rome) or Dalida (Cairo). The Polish beauty Maria Zofia Olga

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Romantic Paris: Art’s New Rendezvous

It cost 8 million euros, took two years and rearranged a landmark. But the Musée d’Orsay‘s makeover has produced one of the most romantic Paris destinations. Its art collection—one of the world’s finest, with Impressionist classics like Van Gogh’s bedroom and Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass—is a tourist favorite. But the former train station, for all its grandeur, was always more a showplace than a real home for its treasures.

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Anonymous, Obsession No. 1, ca. 1870. Photocollage, Musée d'Orsay. © RMN (Musée d'Orsay)/Hervé Lewandowski.

Femmes Fatales at the Musée d’Orsay: Sex, Sin and the Guillotine

“When artists turn their talent to crime . . . ” is one slogan advertising the Musée d’Orsay’s blockbuster show “Crime et Châtiment” (Crime and…

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Sensuous Sculptures à Paris

From intimate tables at every nearby café to the nightly spectacle of the glittering Eiffel Tower, Paris has no shortage of romantic things to do and see. But if you’re just visiting the City of Light for a short time and want to make sure you take in a lot of famous, fabulous art as well, never fear. Some of the sexiest and most intellectually stimulating three-dimensional art is right under your nose. Whether you’re touring the city with your beloved or absorbing it all on your own, these sculptures are sure to put you in the mood for love.

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