Musee de l’Orangerie Impressionists Paintings In Paris

Musee de l’Orangerie is situated at the west of Tuileries Gardens right next to Place de la Concorde. It is an art gallery impressionists paintings in Paris. Claude Monet arranged 8 water Lilies murals permanently inside the gallery. Others such as Henri Matisse, Pierre Auguste Ranoir, Alfred Sisley, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Cezanne, Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Raousseau, Chaim Soutine and Pablo Picasso also dedicated to the many works inside the gallery. Exactly the gallery is at the bank of river Seine in old orangery of the Palace of Tuileries.

The Orangerie was built by Firmin Bourgeois in 1852 in order to protect and give shelter to the orange trees of the Tuileries garden. The place has also been used as a storage room for goods, place of lodging for mobilized soldiers, examination room, musical, sports and as well as many patriotic events. It was also used as an exhibition room for display of plants, animals, industrial products and artistic paintings. The Orangerie was an extension of the Musee du Luxembourg. Claude Monet asked for decorative panels and things from the French Governement. Musee de l’Orangerie was opened to the public and citizens in 1927. Many paintings were placed in the gallery before that.

Claude Monet;s water lily painting is more popularly known as Nympheas and was arranged on the ground floor of the Orangerie by 1927. The eight paintings are being shown in the large oval rooms over the walls. The museum eventually was closed for the public from the end of August 1999 till 2006. Many tourists and artists from around the world keep on visiting the gallery to see the Monet’s Nympheas. Out of total 250 paintings related to water, sixty of Monet’s work was displayed regarding water lilies. The shades are in the tone of cool colors of purple and blue.

Musee de l’Orangerie
The Musee de l’Orangerie were also shown in the popular movie of Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ which was released in 2011. Water Lilies Paintings were specifically shown.

Musee de l’Orangerie Interior view

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