Musée d'Orsay: Major Artistic Trends

Major Artistic Trends

The 19th century was characterised by the creative ferment and powerful confrontations of the various schools: Academic painting, Realism, Naturalism, Impressionism, Symbolism, etc. This tour offers an overview of the great emblematic art movements of the second half of the 19th century, and looks at the principal trends of the early 20th century that influenced the birth of modernity.

The works here provide an example. The museum guide will choose works to illustrate the theme. Only the tours with English-speaking guides are featured here. For other tours see French version of website.

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