Paintings in Musée d'Orsay Paris

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Painting executed in the same city and in the same month, in which the Café Terrace at Night was produced, Starry Night over the Rhone captures a different view and different angle of the beautiful city cited in Paris. Rhone – that which rolls – is an important river running through Arles. Its importance and the beauty at night maybe allured the artist to illustrate it with oil on his canvas. Van Gogh has never tried to depict scene in their natural conditions. He always twisted the scenes and added imaginary colors and portions to the scene to get the exact impact he willed for. Adding artificial color to the image was a new idea in his time and Van Gogh used it very well […]

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  Le déjeuner sur l’herbe means Luncheon on the Grass. This controversial and one of the masterpiece produced by Edouard Manet was rejected in the official Paris Salon and thus, ended up in exhibiting in the Salon des Refuses – where the rejected art-pieces are put on the show. Le Déjeuner Sur l’herbe Analysis The painting depicts total of four figures in the background of a garden with a little stream passing by. Apart from them, an anchored boat is visible with its oars. In the foreground is a basket spilling out the fruits and other stuff out of it. Two men are described as dandies in many writings. They are clothed finely or even more than necessary for a normal, casual day. They are […]

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Whistler’s mother is an oil-on-canvas painting by American-born painter James McNeil Whistler revealed in 1871. The real name of the painting is Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, but in general, it is more famous as Whistler’s Mother. It is now reckoned as one of the most famous paintings in the world and has been described as an American Icon and “Victorian Mona Lisa”. It is a painting depicting artist’s mother, Anna McNeil Whistler. She is sitting on a chair with ease- her left side towards us- and looking straight. The emotions on the face of quite, cold and the natural discerning peace are portrayed vividly. As if, she is living her most quiet and peaceful years. After the revelation, the painting got much […]

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