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Love and Art

5 years ago by

Love and Art

Sure, we go to museums for the cultural stimulation and to appreciate the art, but have you ever had a more emotional reaction to a piece? It’s a difficult moment to explain or even understand and some people say looking at art can give you the same satisfaction as falling in love.

I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite museums in Paris, the Musée D’Orsay (situated in a former railway station, which already is a great site to see), over the holiday break and time and time again I found myself getting emotional. Artists like Léon Belly and Etienne Dinet have such an effect on me. Sometimes not having a clue what the piece may be about, but the presence it has in the room, the light it gives off, the emotion it’s trying to convey is enough. A photograph can be just as empowering, especially during a movement or an impactful moment in history. It’s amazing how art can convey such emotion, all in one piece.


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  • Love this! I’ve had a strong emotional reaction to a piece of art twice in my life. The first was to Ellsworth Kelly’s piece “City Island”…the second, the Matisse painting “Woman with a Hat.” Two completely different genres, but simply amazing pieces of art that explore the power of color.

  • Ce musée est une vraie pépite! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  • I happened to come across Rosetti’s The Daydream as I came round the corner in Musée D’Orsay about 5 years ago now and it stopped me in my tracks. Had always loved the painting from the images I had seen in books but in real life it was magnificent and had such high an emotional affect on me. Same goes for Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ at NGI in Dublin.
    I also get this dreamy, light feeling after I walk round an art galleries in general, but maybe that’s just me!

  • Thank you Garance! For reminding me that I need to go to see some exhibition soon. I have been going to those art lectures every week for last few months and somehow I forgot the importance of seeing art in a proper settings, changes the entire perspective!
    Hugs from Warsaw!

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