Basement Art

To follow up on yesterday's post about Claude Monet's impressive pieces on the main floor of l'Orangerie, let's head downstairs to see some of the rest of the museum's collection. But first, a bit of background history. l'Orangerie was built under direction of Napoleon III in 1852. The original purpose of the building was to... Continue Reading →

Monet at l’Orangerie

My favourite art museum in Paris, hands down, is l'Orangerie. Located next to Place de la Concorde in Jardin Tuileries, l'Orangerie is conveniently located. It's manageable in size and perfect for those wanting to get their art fix without sacrificing too much time. Plus, most importantly, it's the home to the purpose-built rooms highlighting Claude... Continue Reading →

Le Baiser

Visitors to my favourite gallery in Paris, l'Orangerie, will likely be familiar with the smooching statue outside the main entrance. Le Baiser (The Kiss) is a work by famed sculptor Auguste Rodin. Inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, Le Baiser depicts two characters who were murdered for falling in love. "‘The Kiss’ was originally inspired by... Continue Reading →

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