Sunday, May 23, 2010

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

 The Floor Scrapers by Gustave Caillebotte
Oil on canvas, 40.2 x 57.7 inches, 1875

If you are in the San Francisco area, you may be excited to hear that a wonderful exhibit from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris is currently at the de Young museum. The exhibit opened yesterday and will run through September 6, 2010. You can get more information about the Birth of Impressionism exhibition on the de Young museum website.

There is also a good video available online, The Musée d'Orsay comes to the de Young, that features curators of the show and gives some background information on the artists and their paintings.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness I love this painting! I discoverd it a while ago in a random text book and fell hard. So glad someone else appreciates it as much as I do.