Friday, March 5, 2010

I’m going to Paris via Canberra….

Well sort of…

Renovations of the Post-Impressionist galleries at the Musée d’Orsay have made it possible for those of us not able to travel to Paris any time soon to get a mini taste of  it’s most famous paintings. 

Among the 114 paintings included in the exhibition are some of the best-known works of modern art. Among them are masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard.

‘Van Gogh's Starry night’

Gauguin’s Tahitian women 1891


Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (France 1864 – 1901)
The clown Cha-U-Kao [La clownesse Cha-U-Kao]
oil on card. card 64.0 (h) x 49.0 (w) cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris , Bequest of Count Isaac de Camondo 1911
© RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

“These works almost never leave the Musée d’Orsay even singly and never before in these numbers,” said Ron Radford AM, Director of the NGA.

So how excited am I? Lotsa!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hi Kylie - It is such a treat to see these gems in person. I'll never forget the times I saw Monet's cathedrals, Camille in Japanese dress, and Van Gogh's night cafe - among others - it is breathtaking! You've probably been to the show by now, hope you had a blast!