Musée d’Orsay

As mentioned in last week’s post, I spent my spring break in Paris, France. I returned safely on Sunday and had the time of my life! I am truly thankful and blessed I decided to take this opportunity especially with Mark Webber and Lori Ann Brunetti. Both professors are truly fabulous and made the trip worthwhile!

My favorite part of the trip was going to Musée d’Orsay. This museum was formally known as Gare d’Orsay, a railroad station and hotel built in the nineteen hundreds. The museum contains a range of French paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. However, d’Orsay is highly known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including works from Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, and of course one of my favorites Vincent Van Gogh!

Vincent Van Gogh is an artist I hold near and dear to my heart. He is one artist who inspires me and my work. When I look at his work, I feel as if I am at peace. His brush strokes are my absolute favorite. The strokes give off a spontaneous feel. They are highly expressive and that is an aspect I take into account when I paint. His paintings do not show strict contours either and that is another aspect I use in my paintings. My painting technique consist of applying color. I rarely brush my paint on but rather pat and blot with my brush.

Here are just a few of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings I truly enjoyed seeing at Musée d’Orsay!

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