Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday 5 January - Musee du Luxembourg

The Musee du Luxembourg has an exhibition of the works of Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) who painted mainly portraits, groups and still life.

The exhibition was interesting in that many of the paintings had come from other galleries, notably The National and Tate from London and the Musee d'Orsay from Paris. The portraits were very wooden with no character expressed in the facial features. It would be hard to think of these as mainstream.

A group of painters

The light in the early afternoon was striking, the garden/forest in the roof here stands out well.
Lunch was at Bistrot Suisse after which we went into the Luxembourg Gardens which was busy in the afternoon sunlight.

I came back to Villiers via Montparnasse and Saint-Lazare where the evening rush was getting under way.

I was pleased to see a second 170xx electric still in action on a push-pull commuter train

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