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Exhibitions in Giverny – 2016 Season

Caillebotte, painter and gardener

Exhibition from March 25 to July 03 2016

For a long time Gustave Caillebotte was considered a wealthy amateur painter, a collector and the patron of his impressionist friends. Today, he is seen as an important member of the impressionist group. Famous for his paintings inspired by Baron Haussmann’s re-design of Paris, Caillebotte also dedicated an important part of his work to garden scenes.

It was in his family’s property at Yerres that Caillebotte painted his first studies directly from nature. Later, he acquired a property in Le Petit Gennevilliers where he laid out a sumptuous garden and built a greenhouse. Like his friend Claude Monet, with whom he shared a passion for horticulture, he focused on depictions of the natural world.

At the musée des impressionnismes Giverny, about a hundred works of art, paintings and drawings, will be reunited to present this aspect of his art.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Sorolla and the Paris years

Exhibition from July 14 to November 6 2016

In 1906, Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla exhibited for the first time at the galerie Georges Petit, in Paris, one of the principal galleries of the impressionists. The exhibition was a resounding success and helped establish Sorolla’s international reputation. His masterful rendering of the effects of light led critics to consider Sorolla as an impressionist painter.

The exhibition “Sorolla and the Paris years” will demonstrate how he created a surprising and innovatory style while in Paris at the end of the 19th century. The musée des impressionnismes Giverny will assemble approximately 100 paintings including 40 oil sketches featuring landscapes, portraits and beach scenes – subjects for which he became famous.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with the Kunsthalle der-Hypo Kulturstiftung in Munich and the Museo Sorolla in Madrid