Canard and I couldn’t resist inserting ourselves into this painting by Frédéric Bazille:
It’s just so fun! We wanted to be there in that salon, conversing with the artists of the day.
But really, my favourite painting in the Musée d’Orsay is Monet’s La Rue Montorgueil, à Paris, fête du 30 juin 1878:
This painting is amazing. Honestly, you can’t really tell here, but hanging in the gallery it looks like the canvas is lit from within. Seriously, when you view it from across the room it practically glows. Seeing it up close literally made my day.