...a colourful journey meeting the painters who dared
decide by themselves what is art, with our Musée d'Orsay private tour
Before Impressionism, art was mostly done at the behest of Kings and religious leaders. But in the 19th century with many revolutions in society and technology, with photography reproducing reality better than painting, it was time for art to do its own revolution. It started with a simple box of tube paint, allowing artists, for the first time, to go out and paint in the middle of the forest, in front of the sea.
Then Manet, with a simple picnic scene, made a bold statement : Art is what the artist say it is!
Manet enabled Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne and others to depict the world in front of their eyes, scenes of leisure, modernity, light effects, fleeting moments and scenes of happiness. They invented art as we know it today.
We will discover why works who do not seem revolutionary, depicting peaceful and sunny Sunday afternoons, were subjected to so much scorn and insults, while admiring the perseverance of the artists who made them.
With our musée d'Orsay private tour, we will embark on a colourful journey with Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. We will also discover Rodin's achievements in sculpture.
It will be an occasion to learn to look at brushwork and be able to identify by yourself Monet, Renoir, Degas and more.
"Colour! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams." - Paul Gauguin
To discover the Musée d'Orsay, the world's largest Impressionist art collection with a private, qualified guide, do not hesitate to contact us for availability.
It is possible to enjoy an evening tour of Orsay museum, on Thursday evenings. It is also feasible to combine the visit with the nearby Rodin museum.