Impressionists in Normandy: The Open-Air Studio at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris
The nineteenth century saw the emergence of a new pictorial genre: landscape painting in the open-air.
Thanks to this artistic revolution, Normandy became, for a century, the favourite destination of all the avant-garde painters, foremost among them the Impressionists. Normandy possessed considerable advantages that attracted artists: the beauty and diversity of its landscapes, its rich architectural heritage, the fashion for sea bathing, as well as easy access from London and Paris, the two artistic capitals of the time.
Normandy thus established itself as the preferred open-air studio of the Impressionists (Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Sisley, Boudin, Morisot, Gauguin ...), who went there to refine their art and constantly renew it.
By way of 40 paintings, the exhibition aims first of all to evoke the decisive role played by Normandy in the emergence of the Impressionist movement, via interactions between French and English landscape painters, the development of a school of nature and the encounters at Saint-Siméon.
Subsequently, passing from an historical approach to a more geographical presentation, the exhibition shows just how much the landscapes and above all the luminosity of Normandy were crucial in the attraction that this region exercised over all the masters of Impressionism.
158 boulevard Haussmann
Admission fees and rates
- Ticket price: 12€
- Concessions: 10€