Thursday, May 28, 2009

Postcards from Paris - Musee d'Orsay

Fin d'arabesque, 1876-1877 Edgar Degas

Musee d'Orsay

St-Germain des Pres
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The Musee d'Orsay is home to the arts of 1848 to 1914 and includes many works that originally came from the Louvre. Opened in 1986, 47 years after it closed as a mainline railroad station, the Musee d'Orsay has an outstanding collection of Impressionist art, including many of my favourite Impressionist paintings by Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot and Fantin-Latour.