Closing :L'Atelier de la nature, the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny's poetic exhibition

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on December 19th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Take a gentle, poetic journey with the exhibition L'Atelier de la nature, on view at the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny from September 12, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Discover nearly 90 works from the collections of the Terra Foundation for American Art. Exhibition closed until further notice.

Following the announcement of the second lockdown, the Fondation Claude Monet-Giverny announces the closure of the house and gardens, effective October 29, 2020 at 6:30pm. E-tickets dated between October 30 and November1, 2020 will be refunded. The foundation looks forward to seeing you at its next public opening, on April1, 2021.

The Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny welcomes the Terra Foundation for American Art and some 90 landscapes from its collections, from September 12, 2020 to January 3, 2021, for an exceptional exhibition. The exhibition L'Atelier de la nature, 1860-1910. Invitation to the Terra Collection. unveils Impressionist masterpieces created by American painters. Loans from the Musée d'Orsay, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Société de Géographie complete this exhibition of a thousand colors.

Between 1860 and 1910, American artists greatly evolved their relationship with nature. These painters moved from meticulous description and imitation of the landscapes before them to subjective expression of nature. From the wide open spaces of America, they turned to small scenes, to the intimate, everyday spectacles offered by the environment.

In this exhibition, divided into five sections, we discover all the stages in this artistic evolution, each with its followers and great masters. L'Atelier de la nature also addresses three major themes:artistic influence,national identity and man's relationship with nature.

While most of the landscapes on display here show a people in harmony with nature, others are a warning about the possibility of its loss, and the impact of human settlement, tourism andurbanization. Questions that persist to this day.

The works on display feature a rich use of color, from the soft, pastel hues of early morning to the vivid variations of wilderness. Each artist has his or her own style and personal way of depicting the landscapes in front of them.

The many paintings, prints and photographs in this exhibition are mostly preserved across the Atlantic, in Chicago. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the magnificent works created by American artists. Head to the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny for one of the great exhibitions of the moment!

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Dates and Opening Time
From September 12th, 2020 to October 29th, 2020



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