Impressionism and the Golden Age of Art: Musée D'Orsay Virtual Tour

On the journeys of art and history, head to the Paris' Musée D'Orsay with Avi to explore the golden age of Parisian art from 1848-1914

4.9 / 5 See All 11 Reviews · 1.0h · Paris, France

What is a Virtual Guided Tour? It is not virtual reality. It is a licensed guide led webinar packed with photos, videos, polls and a fully interactive chat function which makes this anything but a lecture video. There is also a live Q&A at the end satisfying all your questions about the Musée D'Orsay and Art History. Whether you’ve never been abroad or spent every summer in France enjoy this exciting, interactive experience from the comfort of your home.

Tour Details
  • World Class Works of Art from Cezanne to Van Gogh
  • Chat with Your Guide in Real Time
  • Live Polls and Quizzes, Fun for All Ages
  • Manet, Monet, Renoir and the Revolution of Impressionism
  • Edgar Degas and the Masterpieces of Realism
  • How Impressionism Came to Be
  • Step into the Lives of these Eccentric Artists

This virtual tour of the Musee D'Orsay includes:

  • Expert Licensed Local Guides

  • Live Q&A and Chat with your Guides

  • 1-Hour Interactive Online Experience

  • All tours are listed in EST (Eastern Standard Time)

The Innovative Golden Age of Parisian Art, 1848-1900

A stunning display of works spread across the former Beaux-Arts Train Station, the Musée D'Orsay is dedicated to the art of the second half of the 19th century. One of the most trendsetting and fast changing periods of art history it all centered around Paris. From Monet to Van Gogh, Cezanne to Degas, your expert guide will lead you through the upheavals and revolutions that grasped this amazing age of art. On this virtual experience you will discuss some of the world's most recognizable works including: Manet's Luncheon on the Grass, Monet's Blue Water Lilies, Degas's Little 14-yr-old Dancer, Renoir's Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Cezanne's Card Players, and Van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone. The quality of the Orsay's collection is unmatched worldwide.

Impressionism, the Movement that Forever Changed Art

From 1848 until the end of the century, a great evolution occurred in art resulting in four succeeding movements: Naturalism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism. From the time they met in the early 1860's Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir changed the way art was perceived in the future. Amongst other revolutionary changes (really, many were very angry), they began painting their landscapes outside, on location, rather than in a studio. This immersion with the subject and emphasis on lighting and visible brush strokes allowed for the development of artists decades later like Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. Your guide will bring you deep into the Paris of the 1860's and 70's that changed the way art was made, thought of and accessed. While witnessing the vibrant strokes of color that led to an artistic revolution, your guide Avi will explain not only the works but the changes in society centered in Paris. Learn about the colorful and often bizarre lives of these artists whose names are known worldwide on this amazing virtual experience at the Orsay.


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2/6/2021
Enjoyable and Informative

My wife & I really enjoyed spending time with Avi learning about the artists and the timeframe. Very educational and not boring at all! He's clearly excited about art and it comes through in his discussion. You don't need to know much or anything about art as Avi explains what you are seeing and the details or back-story very well. Really loved all of the anecdotes that he shares about the Artists & the paintings! A very good time!

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Michael Pipes
12/20/2020
Exceptional Tour by Avi of Impressionists and the D'Orsay Museum

I give Avi a top rating of 5. We did have some sound issues to start, but he got it corrected and he made up for the lost time. His clarity and depth of knowledge about each of the Impressionists, and in particular their style and subjects, light and shadow, the life of each, their contribution, and back story, made it all come alive for me. He was an expert in the subject areas, and I would chose Avi for an actual, in-person tour. Masterful experience in the virtual realm! *****

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Geoffrey Levy
12/20/2020
Great tour

Despite the technical difficulties at the beginning, the tour guide was very unflappable and knowledgeable. I have been the the Orsay twice and thoroughly enjoyed the online tour. I did learn things that I hadn't known.

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Constance Cardullo

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