Musée d’Orsay


1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 Paris, France

Grand Central – has always been my impression of museum of d’Orsay. This left bank museum, in fact, was converted from a train terminal, of the same name – Gare d’Orsay. It was built in 1898, in the style of Beaux-Arts.

 

It exhibits mostly French mid 19th century to early 20th century (1848 to 1914). There is a Lady Liberty but I didn’t see Rodin’s sculpture.

The act out of Degas’ “Little Dancer” is a big bonus – I love this work very much, having seen it first at the Met in New York, and afterward even bought a pair of earrings (now only one left). Her facial expression is endearing. The ballerina in DC; the Smithsonian‘s 2014 post on who actually influenced this work.


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