The exhibition Normandy/The Birth of Impressionism
exhibition, “Normandy/The Birth of Impressionism”, will be opened on
October 4th at the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery. The exhibition will remain
open until January 4th 2015, and it will feature ninety works by
significant artists from Normandy.
This exhibition showcases the full
range of various artistic movements of the 19th century, from realism
and romanticism to impressionism and post-impressionism, and all of the
nuances of their development, as well as the changes that led to the
birth of modernism in the 20th century. In an attempt to escape from the
industrialization of big cities, 19th century artists would go to
Normandy in order to remain in touch with nature and develop the ability
to paint outdoors. Apart from landscapes, however, they also found
inspiration in the everyday lives of farmers and fishermen.
cultural sense, this exhibition does not only accentuate the importance
of Normandy in fine art, but it also presents works by globally renowned
artists. At the initiative of the Regional Council of Lower Normandy,
and with the backing of private partners, the collection “Painting in
Normandy”, featuring more than one hundred paintings, was established in
1992. The collection consists of works by Monet, Boudin, Géricault,
Courbet, Corot, Defy, Renoir and many other artists who painted some of
the most representative late 19th and early 20th century works.
exhibition is divided into four sections according to the regions and
artists who worked in Normandy. Their work, united in this unique
collection, can now also be viewed in Zagreb.