Thursday, June 26, 2014

Museum Marathon

I am writing this after a whirlwind day of touring three art museums. Needless to say, we are very tired and have to get up early tomorrow for a painting workshop, so this blog will be quick, but check out the links to the museum sites for more information.

We started our day at the most famous art museum in the world...The LOUVRE to compare the Classical painters of the 19th century with the precursors to Impressionism then we walked through the Tuileries Garden to Musée de l'Orangerîe where a collection of Impressionists paintings are housed. Next, we crossed the river to the Musée d'Orsay; here, the world’s finest collection of Impressionism as well as important precursors such as Courbet and Millet are displayed. 

After a very wonderful but tiring day, we ended in the perfect, peaceful spot, sitting on the lawn in a park, eating a baguette, under the Eiffel Tower.

We have been greeted with warmth and hospitality from the people here at every stop we make, so today's words are all about manners and we have heard them everywhere we go.

Hello, Good Morning, Good Afternoon.           Bonjour.                 bohn-zhoor
Please.                                                            S'il vous plait.            see voo play
Thank You.                                                          Merci.                    Mehr-see

Now, time to get some sleep, so we will be ready to paint tomorrow. Stay tuned...


  1. Dear Art Teachers,
    thank you for teaching me and Will French!!
    Love, Annelise Blake

  2. Dear Annelise,
    I'm so happy to see that you and Will are following the blog and learning some French.
    Au revoir