as you’re not allowed to take photos in the museé d’orsay anymore, i decided to write down every painting i liked. notice some of the silly lists i scribbled… (far more difficult to do when you’re copying the titles from french, i felt like a kid learning the alphabet for the first time)
these are just a few that made me stop in my tracks….
cuno amiet – snowy landscape (1904) – this is AWESOME to see in person. i wrote in brackets “HUGE!”
winslow homer – summer night (1890) – one of my favourite paintings of all time.
auguste renoir – fernand halphen as a boy (1880) – the red practically shines from across the room.
odilon redon – eve (1904) – sheesh, his paintings are beautiful. difficult to pick a favourite.
louis anquetin – henri samary (1880) – wicked. possibly a new addition as i don’t recall seeing it before.
joseph granié – marguerite moreno (1899) – luminous would be the right word here.
besides being basically my favourite places to hang out in general, art museums are prime spots for interesting people watching. in the musée d’orsay i lurked in the same room as courbet’s origin of the world for about 5 minutes, and enjoyed witnessing a variety of reactions … naturally the…
you might get sick of my paris bla bla bla paris posts in the following days (i apologise in advance, just let me get it out of my system). i still have to sort through my photos, so in the meantime i thought i’d share excerpts from one of the magazines that air france gives out free of charge to their passengers at the airports and in their planes. not anything like south african airways’ little sawubona mag, mind you…
air france’s madame magazine (which caters towards ladies and fashion minded folks) features ads from louis vuitton, chloé, miu miu fendi etc etc etc and editorial content that’s something like a mix between elle, marie claire and some cool decor mag. that is to say, it’s actually interesting to look at. seriously, this is a free airline magazine.
things that made me smile this week… peggy in the latest mad men episode – “you look swellegant!” this picture: classic jane birkin: this lady’s outfit: this what i wore drawing: this old portrait: this wedding stationery: salt & pepper sailboats: this: a family of french bulldogs: & the thought of…