We start our 2nd day in Paris at Le Louvre.
One of the Louvre hallways.
Winged Victory in her grand setting.
A very high ceiling in one of the Louvre galleries.
Venus de Milo, Greek, c. 120 BC.
A quick, out of focus shot, but a common scene in front of Venus.
There's a lots of art in Le Louvre, of course. I've selected just a few that I liked the best. This is "Liberty Leading the People", Delacroix, 1831.
Ary Scheffer, 1855, "The Ghosts of Francesca da Ramini and Paolo de Malatesta Appear to Dante and Virgil"
St. George, the Dragon, and the Damsel ... by someone ... I forget.
I don't know who painted this ... just caught my eye.
"Death of Elizabeth, Queen of England, 1603", DeLaroche, 1828
"Bonaparte crosses the Alps", Delaroche, 1848.
"La Jeune Martyre", Delaroche, 1855; one of my favs in Le Louvre.
Ro was given a private audience with Mona; one of my favorite photos from our entire trip.
Reflecting pools outside the Louvre.
For our 3rd morning, we visit La Musée d'Orsay.
The Orsay is an old train station.
The Orsay has a lot of my favorite art. Hence more photos from here than from Le Louvre.
La Musée d'Orsay houses art from the 1848 to 1914.
"Madame Ryan", Pastel Chalk, Paul Helleu
A view of Sacre Coeur from inside the Orsay, through the exterior clock.
I liked the light and setting of this sculpture.
"La Rue Montorgueil Fete", Claude Monet, 1878
"Le Moulin de Galette", Renoir, 1876
"Jeune Filles a Piano", Renoir, 1879
"Alphonsine Fournaise", Renoir, 1879
"Danse a la Ville", Renoir, 1879
"Rousse" (Redhead), or "La Toilette" (The Bath), Toulouse-Lautrec, 1889
"Femme au Boa Noir", Toulouse-Lautrec, 1892
"Homme a la Barre" (Man at the Helm), Theo van Rysselberghe, 1892
"Les Iles d'Or", Henri Cross, 1892
"La Femme d'Artiste", George Lemmen, 1893
"La Plage a Heist", George Lemmen, 1891
"Louise Claire Chardon", Petitjean, 1894
"La Chevelure" (The Hair), Henri Cross, 1892
"La Nuit Etoilé", Van Gogh, 1888
A student studies Van Gogh.
"La Classe de Danse", Degas, 1875
"Ballet Rehearsal on Stage", Degas, 1874
Ballet Poses, Degas
One of d'Orsay's earliest works, "Birth of Venus" by Cabanel, 1863. Compare this traditional, romantic image to the next one ...
In contrast to "Birth of Venus", "Olympia" by Edouard Manet caused quite a stir in 1863. A prostitute staring at the viewer was unsettling in its time.
A series of 36 small statuettes by Honoré Daumier, 1832-35.
Daumier made these as models for lithographs to be published in satirical journals.
The statuettes are entitled "Les Célebrites du Juste Milieu" (The Other Celebrities).