Must See Hockney Exhibit…

Paris’ Musee de L’Orangerie.

I do not know how many people will visit Paris before Valentine’s Day 2022, but the David Hockney exhibit is a must see.

The back story is that Hockney settled in Normandy in 2019.

The artist’s most recent work is inspired by his time spent confined in the bucolic Normandy countryside.

Hockney created more than a hundred images with his iPad in the space of a few weeks and would go on to document each of the four seasons in a vibrant tapestry inspired by 11th-century art.

Take a personal journey through Hockney’s vibrant, unique work radiantly exhibited at the Musée de l’Orangerie.

..The Impressionists (Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir, Manet, as well as Picasso and Modigliani) were also on display…

L’Orangerie is known for its Monet Water Lilies permanent collection.

In 1922 Claude Monet offered eight of his giant Water Lilies panels to the French state as a way of commemorating the end of WWI.

His only condition was that they be displayed in a suitable venue.

The French government found the perfect spot…the Orangerie in the Tuileries Garden.

The Orangerie was built in 1852 as a winter shelter for the orange trees that lined the garden of the Tuileries Palace.

For a period of time it was also used as a storehouse for goods, a bunk for soldiers and as a flexible exhibition space.

Monet’s generous gift transformed the building into the Musée de l’Orangerie, a pre-eminent gallery of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings.

Presenting the Water Lilies

This post concludes my fabulous French sojourn.

C’est ca. C’est dommage. Au Revoir, France.😢🇫🇷🥖🧈🥐🍷🧀🥮

Musee de L’Orangerie Jardin Tuileries, Paris, France. Open daily 9am-6pm.

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