The Musée d’Orsay was the first art museum I think I fell in love with. If you’re a fan of Impressionist art (*raises hand*), then this museum is like a playground for you. Filled with some of the most renowned artists – Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt to name a few – the Musée d’Orsay is a must-visit while in Paris. I think I’ve visited every time I’ve gone to Paris, and I never get tired of it. Precise marble sculptures line the central hall, while paintings galore stretch out into the wings. It’s a maze of color and texture that I could easily spend hours and hours wandering through.
As a photographer, I’ve always loved shooting in museums when I’m allowed to. There’s something about photographing works of art as an artist that is not just inspiring, but also really fun. Impressionist art, in particular, has been a huge influence on my work, how I see color and light, and the soft romance I try to achieve in my portraits, so photographing the paintings that inspire me is always a treat.
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Emily is a Paris photographer. Based in Northern California, she loves natural light and is available to travel worldwide.