The Musee d'Orsay was not on my "must visit" list, but it may have been my favorite of the museums we visited in Paris.
I have seen lots and lots of Cézanne landscapes and still lifes, but I have not seen a lot of his portraiture and I loooove it! See if you agree:
And, of course, his landscapes and still lifes (and yes, I looked it up: the plural of "still life" is still lifes not still lives).
I have always looooved Gaugin. Not as a human being, because there are some issues there. But, as a painter. Swoon. I was quite familiar with his paintings from his time in Tahiti...
...but this exhibit contained an enormous number of his pastels of the French countryside. I had never seen them.
They were displayed alongside the most impressive collection of van Gogh's I've ever been privileged to see in real life. And the similarities in the two painter's styles is striking.
Sigh. Every last painting so divine. I just want to dive into the colors and rub my hands all over that beautiful textured paint. Unappreciated in his lifetime, vanGogh's genius inspires me in so many ways. I love his backgrounds, his colors, his transitions, his composition...I love it all!
See anything you like? I'd love to know what's inspiring you!
I'll be back tomorrow with more from the Musee d'Orsay!
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