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It’s one of the biggest art festivals in France. Impressionist Normandy starts this weekend, three months late, but will extend the adventure until November.
Day - night
Art lovers meet every three years in the beautiful Normandy of painters, with the Normandy Impressionist festival. The fourth edition was to take place in 2019, before being postponed to 2020. The festival was to start in the spring. Still missed! Finally, day breaks this weekend for Impressionist Normandy. Almost all the planned works will be there. A retrospective devoted to Eva Gonzales, planned for Dieppe, is postponed. Popular events are canceled. But the essential is preserved. The organizers are "in a joyful impatience after this period of confinement, crossed by all the uncertainties", explains Selma Toprak, the director of the festival.
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The great masters
Boudin, Corot, Courbet, Monet… The flower of the Impressionist masters is called for this reunion so long awaited in Normandy. The major exhibitions made the festival a success, launched in 2010 on an idea by Laurent Fabius. The André-Malraux Museum of Modern Art in Le Havre opens the festivities this weekend with Electric Nights, which shows the arrival of artificial lighting in 19th century paintings (until November 1). Let there be light !
In Rouen, from July 11 to November 15, the Museum of Fine Arts will bring together for the first time in a century part of the immense collection of a man: François Depeaux. The industrialist, coal tycoon, owned up to nearly 600 paintings and drawings by Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec ... In 1909, he donated to the city of Rouen part of this collection, unique in the provinces. Scattered all over the world, it partly finds its city during the festival. Talent is not the preserve of adults: at the Bois-Guilbert castle, near Rouen, and in Ouistreham, near Caen, two exhibitions devoted to “the little masters” are emerging from the shadows of little jewels less famous but just as successful.
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A photograph from the
period In Caen, the exhibition Les Ardent Cities, Art, Work, Revolt will bear witness to paintings of the social, economic and political changes of the moment (from July 11 to November 22). The hard days of work for men and women, the hustle and bustle of cities, strikes ... Another reality but concerns not so far removed from ours. Impressionism, witness to an era, has remained disturbingly modern.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow
The work of the Impressionists revolutionized the use of color in art, the transparency of reflections, the strength of light, the sense of detail… the festival strives to show the legacy of movement in contemporary art. Twenty exhibitions are offered in museums, galleries, Fracs (Regional Contemporary Art Fund): painting, photography, objects ... In Rouen, twenty urban art creations will make up a journey in the streets of the city. Nearby, in Maromme, Flora Moscovici has carte blanche to speak on the walls of a private mansion, from July 11 to November 15.
To go further
Concerts, a carte blanche to the historian of colors, Michel Pastoureau, at Imec (Memories Institute for Contemporary Publishing), near Caen, on September 18 and 19, screenings, route along the Seine or in the Cotentin… Each edition of the festival attracts more than a million people. The Impressionist summer can begin.
Normandy Impressionist, from July 4 to November 15, 2020. Information on
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The Fantastical Reimagining of The Secret Garden .
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