Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Les Canotiers à Chatou, 1879 Huile sur toile, 81,2 x 100,2 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington don de Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951.5.2 © National Gallery of Art, Washington


Until the 18th of July – Musee des Impressionismes,  Giverny

Fifty paintings will explain the birth and the evolution of the impressionism, from Monet and Renoir to Matisse, devoting the seasons, the economic activities surrounding the river, the beginning of leisure activities. On the occasion of the Festival Normandie Impressionniste in 2010, the museum is organizing a magnificent exhibition entitled “Impressionism on the Seine.”

Approximately fifty paintings produced along the banks of the Seine will present the changing seasons, the economic activities surrounding the river, the beginning of leisure activities, and the places chosen by numerous artists who settled and vacationed along the river for short or long periods.

This exhibition will trace the history of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism from Eugene Boudin to Henri Matisse. The selection will include masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Georges Seurat and will also reevaluate paintings by less famous artists, in particular Armand Guillaumin, Henri Rouart and Maximilien Luce.

The exhibition benefits from exceptional loans of the musée d’Orsay and of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

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