- Musée d'Orsay
- 3 hours with an expert art historian
- Skip-the-line tickets into the museum
Continuing on, we'll discuss the spread of Impressionism and its radical departure from traditional schools of painting while examining the works of Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Pissarro. After, we'll look at the influence Impressionism had on subsequent artists, such as Cézanne and Van Gogh, and how it gradually morphed into several different movements such as Neo-impressionism, Fauvism, Pointillism, and Cubism. To finish, we will look at these movements and the artists they produced, including Matisse, Braque, and Gauguin. By the end of our time together we'll have a robust understanding of these major art movements and how they contributed to the formation of modern art.
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What is a small group tour?
No. Unfortunately, the group size restriction is imposed by the museum. Please contact us to work out an alternative solution.
The Musée d’Orsay is very busy and not as spacious as the Louvre. We highly recommend visiting the museum when it is open late on Thursday evenings and we schedule our Musée d’Orsay and Paris in the 19th Century walk for late afternoon on Thursdays for this purpose.
The Musée d’Orsay is wheelchair accessible, and offers wheelchair rental. There are elevators throughout the museum and you can print a wheelchair accessibility guide from the site. We are happy to custom-design visits to the Musée d’Orsay for visitors with mobility concerns.
Since visiting her first art exhibition at 5 years old Nicole has been passionate about the world of art and architecture. Research for her dissertation brought Nicole to France in 2006. Her doctoral dissertation explores the idea of architecture as an expression of political power, specifically during the Gothic period of twelfth-century, France. Yet her interests extend beyond the medieval period to include the modernism. Holding a PhD and Masters degrees from the Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College, Nicole has worked as a university professor, writer, curator and consultant. Receiving a fine arts training in her youth, equally informs Nicole’s approach to art and architectural history. Raised in a family of collectors and classic car aficionados Nicole is an avid classic car enthusiast, together with her husband an art collector.
Born and raised abroad, mostly in Asia, Lorraine discovered Paris intimately while studying art history at Ecole du Louvre, a school which holds most of its classes directly in museums and monuments. After several years spent in NYC, getting her Master's degree in Modern Art at Columbia University and working at the Guggenheim Museum, she returned to her adopted city in 2008 to start a PhD. Currently specializing in the history of photography and visual culture, active member of the Laboratoire d'histoire visuelle contemporaine, Lorraine also works as a freelance art critic, teaches art history, and nurtures a few artistic projects of her own.
Iveta is Senior Lecturer at the American University of Paris (AUP). She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria to a family of French culture lovers, and always dreamed of living in Paris where she came to study art history in 1999. In 2006 she defended a PhD at the Sorbonne treating the European avant-garde around World War I. She has published many articles and is preparing a book to be published in the Fall 2017, an adapted version of her PhD. A passionate museum goer and city stroller, she likes sharing the more or less known charms and secrets of Parisian museums and neighbourhoods where she has guided many students and visitors.
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