!nsp!re – A Paris Art Summer Vacation

I heard a great story this morning on NPR’s Morning Edition and looked it up when I got home. I love how this couple went to such great lengths to include these paintings into their lives, becoming avid collectors. I also love that they are now sharing their collection in a showing at Musee d’Orsay. That people relate so intimately to art is fascinating to me.

It’s a little odd that their home is a duplicate of a 1724 French palace, but we’re all a little weird about something, right? Click on the photo below to read the full story on NPR.

This oil painting (by Edouard Vuillard in 1892 and now part of the Hay's collection) appears to show a quiet domestic scene. But Isabelle Cahn, curator of the d'Orsay show, says this painting actually depicts a scandal-ridden household.
This oil painting (by Edouard Vuillard in 1892 and now part of the Hay’s collection) appears to show a quiet domestic scene. But Isabelle Cahn, curator of the d’Orsay show, says this painting actually depicts a scandal-ridden household.
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