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Museum of Impressionisms - the summer of collections

From July 14 to October 2, 2022, the Museum of Impressionisms in Giverny is offering a unique presentation of its collections. The public will thus be able to discover little-known works: paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. Now boasting around 250 works, the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny benefits from the generosity of numerous patrons as well as the deposit of numerous public collections (National Center for Plastic Arts, Normandy Rouen Regional Contemporary Art Fund, Lycée Claude-Monet in Paris …).

Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), La plage de Bénerville, coucher de soleil, 1894. Pastel sur papier, 26 x 40 cm, Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, acquis grâce à la générosité du Cercle des Mécènes, MDIG 2022.6.1 © Giverny, musée des impressionnismes / photo : Jean-Charles Louiset
Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), La plage de Bénerville, coucher de soleil, 1894. Pastel sur papier, 26 x 40 cm, MDIG 2022.6.1 © Giverny, musée des impressionnismes / photo : Jean-Charles Louiset

Recent restorations have revealed little-known aspects of the collection: such as the Parterre de marguerites (circa 1893) by Gustave Caillebotte which has returned to its original form, or more recently the astonishing two-sided painting by Maximilien Luce, La Briqueterie ( around 1908) and Soldiers of the First World War (1916-1917).

Maximilien Luce (1858-1941), La Briqueterie, vers 1908 / au verso : Soldats de la Première Guerre mondiale, 1916-1917. Huile sur toile, 65 x 81 cm, Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, don de Dominique Ledebt, 2011 MDIG 2011.1.1 © Giverny, musée des impressionnismes / photo : Jean-Charles Louiset
Maximilien Luce (1858-1941), La Briqueterie, vers 1908 / au verso : Soldats de la Première Guerre mondiale, 1916-1917. Huile sur toile, 65 x 81 cm, Giverny, musée des impressionnismes, don de Dominique Ledebt, 2011 MDIG 2011.1.1 © Giverny, musée des impressionnismes / photo : Jean-Charles Louiset

At the same time, the museum will host works of contemporary art in the garden, such as Fils d’eau (1998) by Giuseppe Penone. or two bronze sculptures by Eva Jospin presented in the garden (Edera, 2020 and Bois des Nymphes, 2021).

Finally, the museum also acquired a set of 348 pastels by Isabelle Chatelin: A daily light (2019-2020): this evocation of the beaches of Veules-les-Roses recalls Eugène Boudin's views of the Normandy coast.

From Claude Monet to Jacques Monory, from Pierre Bonnard to Terri Weifenbach, a whole collection devoted to the influence of Impressionism on creation up to the present day will be presented.


In his art history lectures, Fabrice Roy combines the past with the present, in a poetic and playful evocation of the French 19th century...


Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny

99 rue Claude Monet

27620 Giverny

+33 (0)2 32 51 94 65



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