The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is one of my favorite places in the world. The last time I was there, we spent eight full hours and it wasn’t enough. This art museum is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a gorgeous Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The station was scheduled for demolition in the seventies for a newer hotel complex. Fortunately, that never happened.
A ceiling detail.
The famous clock.
I don’t know who did this sculpture, but I think it’s amazing. That the artist was able to make marble look like a gossamer is incredible to me.
Here’s the rest of her:
Anyone know the name of the work or the sculptor?
[I have since learned the name of the sculpture and the artist: “Le Souvenir,” 1885, Marius Jean Antonin Mercié. It is still in the Musée d’Orsay, according to sources.]
Hope your week’s going well. . . .