Paris, Musée d’Orsay


  • Sylvain Amic appointed head of the Musée d’Orsay

    Since the announcement of Christophe Leribault’s departure for Versailles last February, this was one of the most eagerly awaited appointments. Although a short list of candidates had been…

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  • A representation from the 1874 Salon donated to Orsay

    Seven artists collaborated on this painting of elegant visitors to the 1874 Salon. The author of the composition, Camille Cabaillot-Lassalle, asked several painters to reproduce on his canvas the…

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  • A sculpture by Gustave Doré for Orsay

    "It was not the least of the Salon’s astonishments to find G. Doré authoritatively marking his place among the sculptors with a large and highly poetic group: La Parque et l’Amour The public is…

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  • A first work by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale for Orsay

    As we have pointed out on several occasions, the Musée d’Orsay’s collection of British art, which is still limited, is a major focus of its acquisitions policy. It was joined only recently by a new…

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  • A new drawing by Degas donated to Orsay

    A new drawing by Edgar Degas has joined the Musée d’Orsay’s reference collection of the artist’s graphic work. A gift from Françoise Heilbrun, the museum’s emblematic curator of the photographic…

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  • Van Gogh along the Seine

    Who would have thought of travelling to Amsterdam to discover the suburbs of Paris? French and English visitors are in luck, however, since the Van Gogh Museum is within easy reach, unlike the…

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  • A new Monet for Orsay

    Acquise par dation, une nouvelle toile de Claude Monet rejoint la collection de référence d’œuvres de l’artiste conservée par le musée d’Orsay. Restée en mains privées depuis son départ de l’atelier de…

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  • Helene Schjerfbeck enters the Metropolitan Museum and Orsay

    Hitherto absent from American and French museum collections, the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck has entered the Metropolitan Museum and the Musée d’Orsay at almost the same time. The New York…

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  • Orsay acquires a work by Georges de Feure

    Siegfried Bing played a leading role in the revival of the decorative arts. In 1895, he opened his shop "L’Art nouveau" in Paris, which gave its name to the famous artistic movement that…

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