|If there was ever any doubts that the Orsay Museum was once a train station, this massive, all-important, time piece (a work of art itself) should put them to rest.|
|The Young Artist, 1875, Charles|
Degeorge. After a day at the Orsay
this sums up how I felt.
|The title card, should be shot |
after each photo taken of the art.
|No, the Orsay isn't big enough to|
contain the Statue of Liberty, it just
looks that way.
|Charles Cordier in 1827 combined|
cast bronze with carved marble.
|The Orsay features a startling glass floor allowing you to walk over and around |
a model of beautiful downtown Paris. Here we see the famed Opera House.
|Nearby, in this cutaway scale model of the Paris Opera, one can examine in minute detail the complex architectural, theatrical, and engineering details of the structure.|
|The work of set designers can also be seen in scale models.|
|Courbet's The Atelier of a Painter is seen here set apart for restoration. |
The foreground figures are life-size.
|I didn't know Toulouse Lautrec |
did stained glass.
|Nor did I know Jean-Leon |
Gerome did portrait sculpture.
|Something every art museum should |
have--bean bag sculpture!
Perfect for my afternoon nap.
|Something every art museum |
does have--a restaurant.
Note the huge clock window.
|Monet also painted this turkey.|