July 9th- Musee D’Orsay

Today we spent the day at another museum- Le Musee D’Orsay. It was much less crowded than the Louvre and had Impressionist style paintings. Claude Monet’s work was beautiful and I loved the bright colors he used. We also saw many paintings done by Van Gough, Manet, Courbet, Renoir, and others. We learned that many of the artists had phycological problems but it resulted in the works we saw today.

We also learned about the importance of certain paintings and their role in history. For example, Manet’s Olympia was rejected by the audience because of how it portrayed women.

It was interesting to see how all the little details in Olympia had a deeper historical meaning and that they’re meant to portray a certain message to the viewer in that time period.

We had lunch at a beautiful cafe in the museum (pictured below) and ended the day with a movie about one of the painters we saw in the museum- Renoir.

I can’t wait to see what next week will bring!




One of Monet’s paintings of his garden:


Outside Le Musee D’Orsay: