A peek into the Orsay Museum

There is one image from the Orsay museum, which we visited on Thursday afternoon, that Clarke wanted to share. It is by Swiss artist Eugène Burnand, painted at the end of the 19th century.  Peter and John are rushing towards the empty tomb on Easter morning.  If you click the picture to see an enlargement, notice the facial expressions, especially the eyes.

The Disciples Running to the Sepulchre painting by Burnand

Eugène Burnand, The Disciples Running to the Sepulchre, 1898. Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY. Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

Photographs were not allowed in the museum. This example was found on BYU’s website.

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2 thoughts on “A peek into the Orsay Museum

  1. Jocelyn campbell says:

    This painting by Eugene Burnand ( my grandfather) is frequently reproduced. It was not by any means the only painting he made of religious subjects. Look up the Internet under his name and you can find dozens of wonderful pictures illustrating the Parables, the life of St Francis, and others. Across from the d’Orsay is the Museum of the Legion of Homour where over seventy portraits of those serving in WW1 are exhibited. His sensitivity and compassion in these fine portraits is quite exceptional , a moving memorial during this centenary period.

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