Part II of my little exposé of the wonderful Musee D’Orsay art gallery.
Let’s go onto some more of my favorite artworks – the gallery boasts an incredible range of beautiful nudes which I will limit here to hopefully ensure viewing is not an issue in workplaces although there is a bold male nude as an allegory to war at the end of this post!
Vincent van Gogh La Nuit étoilée (Starry night) 1888:
Eugene Jansson Gryning over Ridderfjarden 1899:
Edgar Degas Répétition d’un ballet sur la scène 1874, well we all know how much Degas loved painting and sculpting the ballet dancers, and he has left us all with his beautiful legacy of works such as this one:
Edouard Manet La Dame aux éventails 1873:
Pierre Auguste Renoir Danse à la ville 1883. one of my favorite painters who showed you don’t need the anatomic proportions to always be correct to have an aesthetic image (a yes, he often gets a bit of flack for this), and furthermore was brave enough to put blues and greens together without anything between in the majority of his works.
Paul Cezanne Les Jouers de cartes 1890-95:
Edgar Degas Danseuses bleues 1893:
Claude Monet Femme à l’ombrelle tournée vers la gauche 1886:
Edouard Manet Sur la plage 1873:
Pierre Auguste Renoir La Liseuse 1874-76:
Berthe Morisot Le Berceau 1872:
Pierre Auguste Renoir Bal du moulin de la Galette 1876:
Paul Cezanne Louis-Auguste Cezanne – the artist’s father 1866:
Paul Cezanne Dominique – the artist’s uncle 1866-67:
Luc Olivier Merson (1846-1920) La Fortune:
Henri Camille Danger Fléau 1901, an allegory of war and a rather bold recent acquisition by the gallery to expand their late Academic period works – turn away now if you cannot cope with a full frontal male nude:
Just Becquet L’Abîme marble 1901 (This apparently translates as the abyss):