Monet Waterlily in Musee de l'Orangerie

Monet Waterlily in Musee de l'Orangerie

Monet's Waterlilies at Musee de l'orangerie Paris

Monet's Waterlilies at Musee de l'orangerie Paris

Here are a few photographs from Musee de l’Orangerie. It is a museum that recently was redesigned and now contains an amazing skylight/natural light features in rooms that are beautiful ovals. I have also given some of the brief history plus web links below for more specific information. I am also posting some images in Flickr (the link for my Flickr photos are over in the right column, scroll down a bit until your find them. I was there both during the evening/night hours (December 29, 2009) and then returned to view the Lily Collection in daylight on January 2, 2010. The lower level is filled with Matisses, Derains, Cezannes, Picassos and many more from La Collection Jean Walter et Paul Guillaume. Wonderful experience.

Monet's Waterlilies at Musee de l'Orangerie

Monet's Waterlilies at Musee de l'Orangerie

Monet's Waterlilies at Musee de l'orangerie

Monet's Waterlilies at Musee de l'orangerie

one of Monet's Waterlilies housed in Musee de l'Orangerie

one of Monet's Waterlilies housed in Musee de l'Orangerie

The musee de l’orangerie has an amazing website with panoramic 360 QT of the top floor with Monet’s lillies plus has an online catalogue of La Collection Jean Walter et Paul Guillaume which are held on the bottom floor. Both are very much worth seeing in person but the website is too amazing to pass up:
http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/homes/home_id25184_u1l2.htm

Some history on musee l’orangerie in paris from
http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/
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“Until the late 1970s, a brilliant exhibition program continues to make the Orangerie, until the actual entry of the Collection Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume and the triumph of late Waterlilies – a Mecca of cultural Paris. Puis la roue tourne. Then the wheel turns. De nouvelles et puissantes institutions (galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Centre Pompidou, musée Picasso, musée d’Orsay…) occupent le devant de la scène et font paraître l’Orangerie bien désuète. New and powerful institutions (Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais, Center Pompidou, Musée Picasso, Musée d’Orsay …) take center stage and the Orangerie are published rather outdated. De plus, l’entrée de la Collection Jean Walter et Paul Guillaume à la mort de Domenica immobilise la totalité de l’étage, ne permettant plus que de minuscules expositions. In addition, the entrance to the Collection Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume’s death Domenica immobilizes the entire floor, not allowing more than minute exposures. “…

“Work (2000-2006) are done in close collaboration with the designer, Pierre Georgel, the architect Olivier Brochet (Pike agency / Lajus / Pueyo) for the interior, and for the Outside, the chief architect of historic monuments, Michel Goutal. Les Nymphéas retrouvent la lumière du jour et un environnement en accord avec leur sens, la Collection Jean Walter et Paul Guillaume affirme son identité historique et esthétique, l’architecture du Second Empire redevient lisible… et le public jouit enfin de conditions d’accueil dignes de sa fidélité et de sa ferveur. Waterlilies found daylight and an environment consistent with their meaning, Collection Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume says its historical identity and aesthetics, the architecture of Second Empire becomes readable …”

above from http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/