This tour of the Orsay Museum is the continuation of the tour through the history of art at the Louvre . Beginning in 1820 with French classical masters like Ingres and Romantic painters like Delacroix, we will discover the origins of impressionism. What were Manet and Degas reacting against when they started painting realistic portraits filled with color and scandal?
It is impossible to tell the story of Monet, Renoir and Cézanne without talking about the bustling artistic life of 19th century Paris. It is no accident that the temple of 19th century art is housed in a train station, one of the most potent symbols of modernity, frequently painted by the impressionists.Finally, discover the rich collection of post-impressionist paintings at the Museum with Van Gogh’s mesmerizing self-portraits and Gauguin’s colorful, exotic landscapes.