I am a great believer in “l’émerveillement du quotidien” – the amazing marvel of the everyday, but there are also experiences we have which are far from everyday, which profoundly influence our experience of life.
Great, truly great, Art, is one of those far from everyday experiences for me.
A visit to the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris is one of those. So unique, so astonishing…..sadly photographs won’t capture that experience and me telling you about it won’t either, but if at all possible, at some point in your life, if you have the opportunity to visit, DO!
There are two oval rooms filled with Monet’s paintings of the waterlilies in his garden.
When you stand in the room your field of vision in every direction is filled with them. It is as if you really are IN these paintings. A total immersion experience.
Here are some photos I took. First of all two taken using the panorama function on my iPhone, then a couple of close ups of details.
Far from everyday, but another way to counter “dis-enchantment” with enchantment.