Sure, we go to museums for the cultural stimulation and to appreciate the art, but have you ever had a more emotional reaction to a piece? It’s a difficult moment to explain or even understand and some people say looking at art can give you the same satisfaction as falling in love.
I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite museums in Paris, the Musée D’Orsay (situated in a former railway station, which already is a great site to see), over the holiday break and time and time again I found myself getting emotional. Artists like Léon Belly and Etienne Dinet have such an effect on me. Sometimes not having a clue what the piece may be about, but the presence it has in the room, the light it gives off, the emotion it’s trying to convey is enough. A photograph can be just as empowering, especially during a movement or an impactful moment in history. It’s amazing how art can convey such emotion, all in one piece.