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We’ve only seen the Impressionist debuts of the Internet of Things

Visiting the post-impressionist gallery on the 2nd floor of Musée d’Orsay in Paris, I realized how rapidly painting in the late 19th century evolved. 

However revolutionary it may have been, Impressionism was superceded fairly quickly. It rocked the boat in the 1860s, gained prominence in the 1870s, exhibiting 12 times between 1874 and 1886 in the Salon des Refusés (literally, the Exhibition of the Rejected), but by the end of the 1880s radically new styles and techniques were already emerging:

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A visit to Marmottan museum – Three lessons on discovery

March 30, 2013 1 comment

20130330-191527.jpg Today, I went to Musée Marmottan in Paris, on the recommendation of a Russian whom I met in Toronto last year – by the way, thanks for the tip, Natalia. Flying to Canada was quite a detour to learn about a place that lies only 10 minutes walk from my home. In itself, that convoluted way offered the first lesson of the visit: discovery may be in waiting in your backyard – not that the museum lies literally in my backyard:) – but you have to get out and may even have to travel the world to make the chance connections that will lead to it.

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