Following the Trails of Van Gogh and the Impressionists

Van Gogh seems to pop up in many of my journeys.  I saw him down in Provence last spring.  Then we met up in Amsterdam so he could show me some of his work.  He even stays in Chicago at the Art Institute.  This time I acted like an Impressionist myself by taking the train…

Marmottan and Marches

I took a trip to the west side of Paris for a little culture and market shopping.  My morning began at the Marmottan Monet Museum.  I hopped on the metro to La Muette and walked through a refreshing park to reach the museum.  The Marmottan houses several Monets along with other impressionists’ work and a…

Paris Walks: Paris of the Impressionists

I tagged along for another Paris Walk today and loved, loved, loved it.  Impressionism is my favorite style, and I try to include the major concepts in my photography.  Seeing the neighborhoods where famous impressionists like Monet, Manet, Renoir, and Caillebotte lived and were inspired was like being in an impressionist painting. The walk starts…

Monet’s Home in Giverny

If you have any interest in Monet or his paintings, you should visit his home.  Walking through the gate is like walking into one of Monet’s paintings.  You see the green bridge in the distance with wisteria hanging.  The lilies float on the water and grab the light, just like in his paintings.  If you…

L’Orangerie in Paris

The former orange shelter located in the Tuilleries Gardens is an Impressionist treasure.  If hearing names like Monet, Renoir, or Picasso conjure interest, then this is a great museum for you.  The collection cannot compare in size to the collection at the Musee D’Orsay, but the works are well worth the visit. The feature exhibit…