Monday, June 7, 2010

I'm No Monet, But...

Our first stop in Rouen was a visit to an exhibit at the Beaux Arts Museum entitled, "A City for Impressionism: Monet, Pisarro and Gaugin in Rouen." The exhibit had opened on June 4, so we were among the first to see the incredible paintings gathered from collections around the world. The exhibit included ten out of 30 paintings in Monet's Rouen Cathedral series that he painted in 1892-1893.

Here are my additions to the series...
Rouen Cathedral, 3 pm
Rouen Cathedral, 9:15 am

This exhibit has inspired a summer's worth of events taking place in cities throughout Normandy, from exhibits to concerts to theatre. One of these events was held yesterday in an abbey church in Rouen, where amateur artists painted away.

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