Les héritiers de l’impressionnisme

From 02/03/2024 to 11/11/2024


The fifth edition of the Normandie Impressioniste festival will take place from March 22 to September 22, 2024 throughout Normandy ! Celebrating 150 years of Impressionism, this edition will reflect the spirit of invention specific to this revolutionary artistic movement which has, since its emergence, been able to cross generations and borders. Through a selection of works presented in the Parcours Belle Époque, the legacy of Claude Monet is revealed in the Norman works of Édouard Vuillard and the digital works of international artist Quayola.


Under the influence of his stays in Normandy, Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) abandoned interior scenes to capture the light of the skies and the countryside in nuance, using a touch inspired by impressionism. The Villa du Temps retrouvé invites you to take a stroll through the gardens of the painter whose compositions are characterized by a subtle and nuanced search for colored ranges and balances between light and dark tones.

A land of inspiration, Normandy has attracted many artists who have taken up residence there and it is in Amfreville that the writer Marcel Proust met Édouard Vuillard in 1907. These exchanges with the artist inspired the character of Elstir, a figure of the ideal painter in In Search of Lost Time. The selection of Norman works by Édouard Vuillard reveals his stylistic evolution and his breaks in his artistic trajectory of which Amfreville is the scene.


With the scientific advice of Mathias Chivot, art historian, head of the Vuillard archives.


Because the Villa du Temps retrouvé is a reminder of the extent to which the technical and artistic innovations of the Belle Époque had a lasting impact on the imagination as a common cultural base, the Parcours Belle Époque exhibition welcomes each year an artist whose work resonates with that of the masters of the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. After David Hockney in 2O21, Adel Abdessemed in 2022, and Yan Pei-Ming in 2023, Quayola is the guest of the Parcours Belle Époque 2024.

A pioneer of Computing art, the digital work of the international artist is part of a contemporary rereading of impressionism. With his Storms series, his digital paintings explore the limit between figuration and abstraction, dialoguing with the works of the great masters.


© Storm #3, Quayola Studio

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