The Musée des Impressionnismes offers exhibitions or themes about Claude Monet, the Impressionist movement and the posterity of it. After having exposed Monet’s very close friends, Gutave Caillebotte or Edgar Degas interested in same modern subjects and techniques, the Musée des Impressionnismes opens his season with a singular personality: Joaquin Sorolla. Spanish painter, he arrives in Paris at the very end of the XIXth century. He quickly enjoys official success in Paris, the opposite of difficult years of poverty that Monet endures for a long part of his life. As the Impressionists, he is fascinated by the representation of light, but he stands out from the group by his particular attention for drawing, graphic and his admiration for masters as Diego Velasquez who inspired him a lot. This exhibition proposes us to know more about the major influence of Monet on his contemporaries, and how they want to express themselves by their individual artistic gesture.
From July 14th to Nov. 6th 2016 : Sorolla un peintre espagnol à Paris. Musée des Impressionnismes, Giverny