Impressionist Inspiration

The Musée des Impressionismes (Museum of Impressionisms) in Giverny, France, puts the river Seine and impressionist painting on display. Approximately fifty paintings produced along the banks of the Seine will present the changing seasons, the economic activities surrounding the river, the beginning of leisure activities, and the places chosen by numerous artists who settled and vacationed along the river for short or long periods. This exhibition will trace the history of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism from Eugene Boudin to Henri Matisse. The selection will include masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Georges Seurat and will also reevaluate paintings by less famous artists, in particular Armand Guillaumin, Henri Rouart and Maximilien Luce.