The Musée d'Orsay in Paris is located in a truly exceptional place. Where paintings, sculptures, photographs, and graphic art are on display today, trains used to arrive and depart until the mid-1970s. In 1986, the museum moved into the palace-like building of the disused Orsay railway station, turning the former transport hub into a centre for the arts. The museum's collection focuses on the epochs from the mid-19th to the beginning of the 20th century.
The museum is particularly known for its outstanding and extensive collection of Impressionism, featuring painters such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Furthermore, the collection includes numerous works by famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin. In 2011, the Musée d'Orsay was renovated and modernised, receiving several new halls and rooms. Every year, the museum near the Seine attracts around three million visitors.
The originals of the artworks shown here are on display at the Musée d'Orsay.