Sunday, June 22, 2014

Le Marmottan Monet Musée

Saturday, after visiting the local market, Boulevard Charonne, we finally got to the Marmottan Monet Museum, the largest collection of Monet works, and also of Berthe Morisot works, but also presently featuring an exhibit of many Impressionist paintings from private collections around the world. Les impressionistes en privee. The place was packed--Saturday afternoon, duh--but certainly delivered both on the fame and quality and extensiveness of the collections. This was a no fotos place, and, in view of the crush of humanity, etc., we pretty much complied. Pretty much.
On the way, Place de la Nation, a view I like very much

Musee Marmottan Monet

One Vicki really liked 

Bras de Seine a Giverny--one we both really liked

Impression, soleil levant--the picture that gave
Impressionism its name; well, a hostile critic helped;
Monet had spent 1870-71 in London and, no doubt,
had seen a few Turners; the Marmottan has a decent
website and gallery, and much else to look at...

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