...a colourful art journey to meet painters named Édouard,
Claude, Auguste, Paul and Vincent with our Musée d'Orsay private tour
The musée d'Orsay holds the largest Impressionist art collection worldwide. Beyond discovering what the word Impressionism actually means, you will understand why it was revolutionary.
Challenged by the new invention of photography, using a simple box of tubes of colour, they were the first artists to step outside and simply paint what they saw. As a result they painted the modern world, scenes of leisure, light effects, fleeting moments and scenes of happiness. They invented art as we know it today.
Not only with an Art Journey private tour of the musée d'Orsay you will discover all that, but furthermore you will learn to recognise the brushwork and style of each major artist of the era, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
You will wonder how it was possible for harmless sunday afternoon scenes to be considered scandalous, why artists had insults thrown at them or were laughed at... We will also get an introduction to Rodin, who had been refused entry to the fine Art School, not once, not twice, but three times...
This colourful art journey will start with a group of people smiling and dancing, to conclude with Vincent Van Gogh, not only dispelling the myths, but, often in his own words, attempt to meet and understand a great genius, for a lasting sense of wonder.
"I definitely want to paint a starry sky now. It often seems to me that the night is even more richly coloured than the day, coloured in the most intense violets, blues and greens"
Vincent Van Gogh
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 d'Orsay museum, on Thursday evenings. It is also feasible to combine the visit with the nearby Rodin museum.
Also, on request it is possible to combine a visit of the musée d'Orsay with Giverny gardens to further discuss Monet's genius, or Montmartre to walk in the footsteps of most Impressionist painters.