Presentation on theme: "LE MUSÉE D’ORSAY 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."— Presentation transcript:
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 7 th 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 trains.
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 19 th and 20 th 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 9 th, 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 nouveau.
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