Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday 17 December - Orangerie

A goat was happily ensconced in the rue de Levis to advertise an animal shelter
We went to see the exhibition of American art of the 1930s in the Musee de l'Orangerie today.  The exhibition was quite good with an excellent selection of paintings but it was marred by the poor notices by each painting which were in a far too small font and very low down so that most people had to bend. The most well known painting was American Gothic by Grant Wood

The permanent exhibition is well laid out and worth a visit in itself.
Of course the high point of the Orangerie is the Monet water lilly paintings which are enormous canvasses displayed in two large oval rooms.

The sun was shining brightly in the Place de la Concorde and we walked back along the rue Saint-Honore and through Monceau.

This building is undergoping renovation but the exterior has been covered in this very large canvas which even includes the sky.
On our way back through Levis we picked up some paella with cooked shrimp which just had to be heated up for a very good supper.

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