Orsay museum How the impressionists broke through
Seeing the originals of works that have been familiar since childhood is just a start in Orsay Museum.
We begin with the social transformation that led to modern art and impressionism, and the symbolically appropriate decision to place the museum inside a former railway station, of all places.Then we start with the ground floor, which harbors the conventional paintings that young artists dared challenge. We continue with key works by Courbet, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh (…) to show the stages by which a new art emerged.
We’ll be in the middle of stories, which we’ll finish in the magnificent Tuileries gardens, which are just across the Seine.