From August 26 to 28, 2022, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the painting “Impression, soleil levant”, a masterpiece by Claude Monet painted in 1872 in Le Havre and from which the Impressionist movement takes its name, the Normandy Impressionist festival offers a festive and cultural weekend. Here is the program.

2022 therefore marks the anniversary of the painting “Impression, rising sun”. On this occasion, a multitude of activities will be offered to visitors: music, creative workshops, dance... Foreshadowing the 2024 edition of the Normandy Impressionist festival, which will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the movement, the last weekend of August of this year thus offers multidisciplinary and resolutely contemporary events: the Normandy Impressionist Nights. 

Thus dance and performance, artistic installations, immersive projects, works and digital projections in the public space, but also workshops, concerts and festive moments invite the public to experience this new rendezvous with audacious imagination. For the occasion, the cities of Rouen, Caen, Le Havre, Giverny, Deauville, Dieppe and St Lô are mobilized. On the program of the event: a dozen labeled exhibitions and around twenty contemporary artists present, including the photographer Paul Rousteau and the visual artist and performer Charlotte Vitaioli. 

Here is an opportunity to rediscover the Impressionist collections of the Norman territory by immersing yourself in the beauty of his paintings inspired by the beauty of the landscapes of the territory. 

Works that still invite today to a societal reflection around the question of the relationship to the living, to nature and to our environment. The nature that precisely inspired Claude Monet's painting in 1872: Rising Sun. Because art is also and above all a powerful cultural weapon, the means of conveying a message and of inviting reflection and the debate of ideas. 


See you from August 26 to 28.

Locations: Rouen, Caen, Le Havre, with a few “detours” in Giverny, Deauville, Dieppe, St Lô and in Orne


Visuals Ⓒ: Paul Rousteau


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