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ART GALLERY OF THE MONTH, FRANCE
Celebrating Le Havre’s magical light TEXT: NDÉLA FAYE-MCBURNEY | PHOTOS: MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE ANDRÉ MALRAUX
Located in the picturesque coastal city of Le Havre, the Musée d’art moderne André Malraux – MuMa Le Havre has one of France’s largest collections of Impressionist works, featuring the likes of Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley and Degas, among others. This autumn, one of Claude Monet’s most iconic paintings will return back to its roots in a landmark exhibition. Impression, soleil levant, picturing a dawn at sea, is one of Claude Monet’s most notable paintings – and it is returning back to Le Havre, Monet’s hometown, and the city where it was painted in 1872. The exhibition, titled Impression(s), Soleil, will run from 10 September until 8 October 2017. “This exhibition is an exceptional loan by the Marmottan-Monet Museum in Paris,” explains Catherine Bertrand, MuMa Le Havre’s external relations delegate. “The exhibition will be open
every day except Mondays, from 7.30am until 8.30pm – or from sunrise until sunset,” she continues. To coincide with the 500th anniversary of Le Havre’s founding, the exhibition honours the city and its famous light, which has been the source of inspiration for many artists. Joining Monet will be 30 paintings by other great masters of Impressionism, such as William Turner, Gustave Le Gray, Eugène Boudin, Félix Dufy, Effet de soleil sur l’eau à Sainte-Adresse.
Vallotton and Raoul Dufy. “Due to its location and status as an important port, Le Havre has been a popular destination for artists throughout the years. We are proud to host a landmark exhibition that honours and celebrates our city that has left its mark in the hearts of so many great artists,” Bertrand concludes. Web: www.muma-lehavre.fr
Monet, Impression soleil levant.
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