Lock your love to someone and throw away the key
Monet's (Huge!) Waterlilies are housed here, Musee Orangerie
Rodin statues decorate the grounds, Musee Orangerie
Lucky me: Frida & Diego on loan from a Mexican museum, Musee Orangerie
Lunch at Copacabana, Musee d'Orsay
Tourists stop by to see the stunning views from the clock tower
Musee d'Orsay: More art than you can see in several days
Maybe it's a Sunday thing or maybe it's a first Sunday of the month thing, or maybe I have it all wrong and it's something else entirely different, but today the museum entrances were free. I would have rather they weren't.
Free entrance meant hoards of people everywhere. I stood in line at the first museum for an hour and then stood in line for another hour at the second museum.
Once inside, the situation did not get much better. What made the experience less enjoyable is that I go the sense that a lot of people had no true appreciation for art. Seriously, I think they were just there because it was free and that they were told being here was important even though they had no idea why.
I did the best I could, trying to navigate the crowds and looking at paintings from far away. This is definitely a museum I would like to re-visit.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.