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The musée d'orsay: photo description (Musee d'orsay)

Musée d'orsay wouldn't have if not for the wisdom of the French President Georges Pompidou.

In 1898 on the banks of the Seine, on the site destroyed by the revolution Court of Accounts, has introduced the world's first electrified station of the railway company Paris-Orleans. Architect Victor laloux fully aware of their responsibilities: the building was built in the heart of Paris, opposite the Tuileries. Station with 16 platforms, the hotel and restaurants was great. The facade on the waterfront features stone arcades. Inside all metal construction concealed white marble. Two side of the pavilion is decorated with a huge clock.

The station was built for the International exhibition of 1900, but his life was short: by 1939 trains from here do not go.

In 1971 it was decided to demolish the building. This was opposed by President Georges Pompidou is an art connoisseur, literary critic and teacher of literature. His decree, the building was declared a monument. The President Zhiskare d'estaing began the reconstruction of the station. In 1986 there was opened a Museum.

Themes it has been defined as: the Museum of arts and crafts of the second half of XIX - early Ghicov. Thus, the d'orsay fills the chronological gap between the Louvre's collections and the Museum of modern art Centre Georges Pompidou.

Core d'orsay - a great collection of impressionist paintings. It is here that exhibited the forerunner of impressionism, captivating "Olympia" by Edouard Manet that caused in its time a terrible scandal. The exhibition features paintings by such masters as van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, Corot, Courbet, Pissarro, Renoir, Signac, Toulouse-Lautrec, Ingres. Their works are exhibited on the top, the third floor, which immediately and rush the visitors. Impressed with the interior of the Museum, with its huge spaces.

Exposition d'orsay is organized on the principle of "no hierarchy of artistic values": next to the works of the great paintings by lesser-known artists. The Museum willingly and temporary exhibitions. For example, the exhibition "Last portrait" gave the opportunity to see death masks of prominent creators - Beethoven, Wagner, Edith Piaf, Mahler.