Musee de l’Orangerie
A feast of Impressionist paintings
place de la Concorde, 1er, www.musee-orangerie.fr In the garden of the Tuileries, this ravishing feast of Impressionist paintings (Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Sisley) complements the famous oval galleries containing eight huge and dazzling Nymphéas (waterlilies) canvases, painted by Monet between 1915 and 1926. The private collection of Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume, who appear in portraits by Derain and Van Dongen, has been preserved as a single entity and numbers Paris School works by Modigliani and Soutine, some Picasso nudes, and paintings by Gauguin, Van Gogh and Henri ‘Douanier’ Rousseau amongst its treasures.
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