Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Musée d'Orsay travels to Singapore


This is the time to be inspired by some of the collections from the world renowned Musée d'Orsay, right in Singapore. More than 140 paintings, photographs and drawings from the collection of Musée d'Orsay, Paris, are now exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore.

Students studying Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night.

The pleasure of being able to see the masterpieces personally is very inspiring. I was inspired to study one of the highlights of the exhibition, Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night, that I could not help but to visit the exhibition thrice in a span of a week. Each visit, I took time to study the ingenious brush-works, the apt choice of colours and the interesting composition used by Vincent van Gogh.

Other highlights of the exhibition include Paul Cezanne's The Card Players and Alexandre Cabanel's The Birth of Venus. The sense of permanence and froze-like character in the former left a strong impression in me while the fine brush-works in the latter intrigued me.

On the left: Paul Cezanne's The Cardplayers.

I was also particularly drawn to the paintings by Claude Monet, particularly Study of a Figure Outdoors: Woman with a Parasol Looking to the Right.

Claude Monet's Study of a Figure Outdoors: Woman with a Parasol Looking to the Right.


This exhibition is titled Dreams and Reality – Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, and explores the reaction of man towards the rapid changes towards modernity at the turn of the century from 1848 to 1912.


If you like art or simply wish to expose yourself to masterpieces by brilliant artists, this is the exhibition to attend. Till 5 Feb 2012, at the National Museum of Singapore.

To enhance your appreciation of the artworks, consider renting one of the audio guides for $3.
Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $11 including SISTIC charges
Ticket Bookings: SISTIC counters nationwide
SISTIC hotline: (65)6348 5555
SISTIC online booking: www.sistic.com.sg

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