July 26, 2015

Above: In the Musée d'Orsay, four views of the Rouen Cathedral at different times of the day, featuring various colour schemes due to the differing effects of light.

Below: Picture 1 is the 5th floor cafeteria, the floor where the Impressionism art resides.
Picture 2 is two complimentary paintings by Claude Monet, of Monet's wife walking in grassy fields.
Picture 3, "Bal du moulin de la Galette", by Pierre-Auguste Renior.
Pictures 4 and 5 are views outside the museum through one of the massive clocks.
Picture 6, "Poppy Fields", by Claude Monet.
Picture 7, "Water Lilies and the Japanese Bridge", by Claude Monet.
Picture 8, "Bedroom in Arles", by Vincent van Gogh.
Picture 9, "Luncheon on the Grass", by Édouard Manet, which caused a scandal at the time because nudes were only acceptable in historical, biblical or mythological context.
Picture 10 is a sculpture by Camille Claudel, the rear figure, heartbroken because her lover and sculptor Auguste Rodin chooses to go back to his wife.
Picture 11 is a painting showing young recruits in support of the Paris Commune of 1871 after being gunned down by the French army.
Picture 12, a segment from "L'air du soir", by Henri-Edmond Cross, using the technique of Pointillism.

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