I’d like to tell you a little bit about the museums my family and i visited when we were living in Paris. We got to see the Thinker, the Monalisa and Dega’s little dancer. I made a couple of short videos about the museums which i posted on you tube on my kid’s channel Vianka’s World. Don’t forget to check them out after reading the blog; thanks!
Museums, history and art lovers will fall in love with THE LOUVRE. It’s one of the biggest museums in the world; It took us about 5 hours just to see half of the things in there. I had circled on the guide map all the things i wanted to see and of course, one of them was the Mona Lisa. She was surrounded by photographers and security guards, kind of like Kim Kardashian; i am not kidding. She looked different from what she looks like in the books and smaller too. My kid loved the Egyptian collection and my husband loved the architecture of the building and the Roman sculptures. That day we ate in the cafeteria inside the LOUVRE which colors reminded me of a McDonald’s. They let you bring food and drinks inside the museum as long as you bring them inside your bag.
Musee Picasso was smaller than the LOUVRE, about 7 times smaller. It looked like a black and white apartment building. The stairs were large and wide and the light inside the building made everything look crispy white. Picasso’s life was spread all over the rooms which were nicely and artfully decorated. You will be able to find a lot of photos, portraits and letters. My favorite paintings were those of Jacqueline Roque, i found them to be very sensual. I saw love and misery in them; she probably cried a lot! 😀 Here is a short video about it. https://youtu.be/4fMw-p0sx38
MUSEE DE POMPIDOU
The day we went they were letting people in for free so the line was long. We waited 45 minutes to get in. We loved the view from the top of the building by the restaurant. It seemed like everyone wanted to take a picture there. The collections were very impressive and we loved how there was always someone offering (guided) information about all the paintings. My husband loved those of Klee and Warhol but my favorite was Kandinsky who has been my favorite for two decades.
We couldn’t leave Paris without going to see the thinker. My kid kept reminding me that she had seen him in a film. The thinker was big and impressive, we found him right at the entrance of the museum. The gardens were decorated with many of Rodin’s sculptures. Inside the museum we found some Monet paintings which we weren’t expecting to find; they made the room look more colorful. The museum was small but rich in art. We were impressed at the quantity of work he left behind. Here is a short video of that day.https://youtu.be/H0l2J7pmsKo
MUSEE DE ORSAY
This was another of our favorites. I cried, yes i cried when i saw Gogh’s work. My kid loved Dega’s small dancer sculpture. Dali was not what i was expecting, his paintings were so different from others. We loved everything about that museum though; It was almost as big as THE LOUVRE. We had some drinks at Hotel de Orsay restaurant, it was beautiful in there.
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