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Impressionist Festival

Impression Sunrise - Claude MonetIf you love the work of the Impressionists, then you will surely love Impressionist Normandy. This four month festival begins in June and runs through September in the Normandy region of France and is held to celebrate the Impressionist movement which began with Claude Monet’s Impression Sunrise in 1872. Cultural events including art, theatre, dance, photography, video, and more will comprise this diverse cultural experience taking place all summer long in different cities in the Normandy region. If you are in the area this summer, some of the highlights include an exhibition in Rouen will cover titled “A City for Impressionism” will cover some of the Studio of the South featured artists Monet, Pissarro, and Gauguin, the “Impressionism on the Seine” exhibition at Giverny featuring works by Monet, Renoir, Bonnard, Matisse and Caillebotte and just outside of Rouen will be an exhibition “In a Garden- Homage to” which will include photos and video interpretations of Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’Herbe. To view all of the events and learn more visit Impressionist Normandy.

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