Today was about history!!!
La Palette is a five minute walk from our apartment. This bar opened in 1913 and was frequented by Picasso, Cezanne, Ernest Hemingway and Jim Morrison.
We both ordered the cheese, ham and chive omelette – and this was the BEST omelette I’ve EVER enjoyed!!!!
La Palette Paris
Next, we stopped at one of the MANY galleries in our area. This wasn’t really a gallery, it was the private workspace/shop of French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Our final destination was Musee d”Orsay . The Musee d’Orsay displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914. We had a private guided tour who told us of the evolution of art in Paris starting with the Industrial Revolution and the use of new materials like steel as well as artists breaking out of the tight control of art schools such as École des Beaux-Arts where artists had to follow strict rules of painting only religion, mythology and history to transform from Academism to Realism to Impressionism to Post Impressionism.
Today was a WONDERFUL day!!!!
Fresh croissant and jam!!
Fresh orange juice and coffee with hot milk!
AMAZING cheese, ham and chives omelette!!
After breakfast Baileys and coffee to start our day!!
Lion – Kenya – Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Second floor – basement …
…with a display of his work….
The Musee d’Orsay!!!
View of Sacré-Cœur
Note the men kissing in this religious painting…this was the artists way of rebelling against strict rules of what and how to paint!
1874-1880 – Gustave Dore’s – Christ Leaving the Praetoruim
1847 – Gabriel Decamps Le Christ au prétoire
1863 – Alexandre Cabanel – The Birth of Venus
!857 – Jean-Francois Millet – The Gleaners
1870 – Henri Fantin-Latour – A Studio at Les Batignolles
1863 – Edouard Manet – Olympia
1863 – Edouard Manet
1866 – Gustave Courbet – L’Origine du monde
1889 – Van Gogh self-portrait
1888 – Van Gogh – Starry Night Over the Rhone
1890 -Van Gogh – The Church at Auvers
1890 – Van Gogh -Noon – Rest from Work
1881 – Edgar Degas – Petite danseuse de 14 ans [Small Dancer Aged 14]
1871 – 1874 – Edward Degas – The Ballet Class
1890 – Edward Degas – Danseuses bleues
1886 – Claude Monet – Woman with a Parasol, Turned to the Left & Essai de figure en plein-air : Femme à l’ombrelle tournée vers la droite
1907 – 1910 – Auguste Rodin – The Walking Man
1896 – 1898 – Paul Cezanne – Still Life With Onions
Time for some lunch!!!
Michael making an “artist” face!!!
Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), Aimé Morot (1850-1913) Gérôme exécutant les Gladiateurs, Monument à Gérôme Entre 1878 et 1909
Bronze statue of a horse and me- outside the museum!!!