Color Inspiration: Masterpieces at Le Musee D'Orsay, Paris

In previous blog posts we have found color inspiration in flowers, vintage labels, and the work of William Morris. Now we take a trip to Paris and gain inspiration from three lovely pieces of work on display at the Musee D'Orsay in Paris. This is a magnificent museum, housed in an old railway station dating to 1900. The location is spectacular in that it sits on the bank of the river Seine and is surrounded by typical Parisian cafes and shops. It is best known for hosting an amazing collection of impressionist paintings as well as furniture, sculpture, and decorative items. I have had the pleasure of visiting this museum on several occasions, and each time I walk away feeling inspired. I hope the artwork and coordinating beads that you find below will inspire you as well! 

Coquelicots - Monet
Bal du Moulin de la Galetto - Renoir
L'église d'Auvers-sur-Oise, vue du chevet - Van Gogh



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Susan W - December 6, 2022

I think the Renoir bead color match up is my favorite. The design on the creamy color round bead in the center so reminds me of the sleeves on the dress of the girl on the bench. Loved all of the beads you chose for the 3 paintings. Great place to find inspiration. Who’ll pay for me to go to Paris and double check their findings?

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