Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Musée d'Orsay
The Musée d'Orsay is a national museum in Paris, on the left bank of the Seine in the Seventh Arrondissement. The collections of the Musee d'Orsay are painting and sculpture western from 1848 to 1914, but also the decorative arts, photography and architecture. You can see masterpieces like Manet's Olympia, the Little Dancer aged fourteen Degas, L'Origine du monde de Courbet, painting impressionist ...

Temporary exhibitions periodically illuminate the work of an artist, or highlight a current, a merchant, a matter of art history.

An auditorium hosts diverse events, concerts, theater, shadow theater, conferences and symposia and performances specifically for young audiences.

Housed in the old Gare d'Orsay (1898), the Orsay Museum was inaugurated in 1986. To enable its conversion into a museum of arts of the nineteenth century under the will of the President of the Republic at the time, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the building's original architect Victor Laloux has been reconfigured (1983-1986 ) by architects Renaud Bardon, Pierre Colboc and Jean-Paul Philippon had won an architectural competition held in 1979, joined by the interior architect Game Aulenti.

On the night of October 6, 2007, during the Nuit Blanche, people get into the museum and severely damaging a painting by Claude Monet, Le Pont d'Argenteuil, dating from 1874 (ripped 10 centimeters).

Decorative Arts Musee d'Orsay
Inaugurated at the Pavillon de Marsan in 1905, the museum of decorative arts could be built on the site of the Gare d'Orsay opened in 1900 before being transformed into a museum in 1986. The Gates of Hell by Rodin, visible at the middle level - terrace Rodin was open access.

Since 1977, a collection of decorative arts from the period 1848-1914 was established at the Musée d'Orsay. Apart from the dining room Charpentier 1900, reconstituted in a sterile environment (period room), furniture and objects are shown out of context. Consisting of works representative of the production of ceramics, glassware, jewelry and furniture, this collection reflects the transformation of the production of artworks related to the industrial revolution, the fine arts applied to the industry. There are some masterpieces long ignored or inadequately treated and also present documents proving the exceptional quality of luxury industries of that time. Cutting museum collections of art distinguished by their localization those produced under the Second Empire (1852-1870) and the first two decades of the Third Republic (1870-1940) those post-Art Nouveau. Article decorative arts at the Musée d'Orsay (1848-1889) presents works of art made between 1848 and Expo 1889, produced under the eclecticism of Orientalism and Japan.

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