Le musée d`orsay power point - HHS-French

Anastasia Esparza
 Le Musée d’Orsay is located
on the left bank of the Seine
River in Paris, France. It
recieves over 3,000,000
visitors each year making it
the most famous and most
visited museum after the
Musee du Louvre.
 Its located on the 7th
arrondissement along with
the Le Tour Eiffel and Hotel
des invalides.
But before becoming a
museum, Le Musee d’Orsay
was once a Paris railway
station and hotel back in the
1900s. Its former name being
Le Gare d’Orsay, it served as a
mailing center for sending
packages to prisoners of war
during the second world war.
 Although by 1939, its tracks
weren’t suitable anymore for
now much larger, modern
 From then on it had been an
abandoned train station. Until
French President Georges
Pompidou saved it from being
destroyed to be converted into
a luxury hotel. He announced
that the station would be
renovated into a museum that
would contain 19th and 20th
century French art.
 Most of the art were transferred
from other museums like Le
Musee du Luxemburg to help
with the over crowdedness since
it was really big.
 It opened its door on December
9th, 1986.
Le Musee d’Orsay today contains many paintings and
sculptures from well known painters like Van Gogh, Renoir,
Monet, and Degas and much more. Its styles range from
impressionism, realism, postimpressionism, and art
L’ange du Bizarre
.propose une expo consacrée au
romantisme noir

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