In Normandy, the Giverny Museum of Impressionism is dedicated to the history of the Impressionists. Claude Monet is the ancestor and founder of this movement, which emerged in the XIX century.
It was in 2009 that the Impressionism Museum was replaced by the Giverny Museum of American Art.
From an architectural point of view, this new place fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape of the Seine Valley, the true cradle of impressionism.
Claude Monet moved to Giverny in 1883. Although he did not persuade other artists to follow his example, some American artists who wanted to apply the techniques of the Impressionists to paint Norman landscapes gradually began to come to the town.
Located on a hillside, the building with beige limestone walls and huge windows stands out for its terraces. They are planted with heather turning into flower beds surrounded by hedges. It is a beautiful tribute to nature, present in the created works of impressionist artists.
If the museum building harmoniously combines nature, then this is in order to better understand the history of impressionism, post-impressionism and to show how they developed in France and around the world.
There was International opening in the Monet hall. The exhibition is dedicated to the influence of Claude Monet on his contemporaries and the generation of artists who followed him: from Sisley to American artists in Giverny, from Maurice Denis to the Japanese artist Hiramatsu Reiji.
Each year, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions on the themes of impressionism, which continue to fascinate nature lovers for almost two centuries.
Museum of Impressionism Giverny
99, Claude Monet Street