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Normandy Impressionist Festival : Pissarro in the ports. Rouen, Dieppe, Le Havre
Pissarro dans les ports from April 27 to September 29, 2013

Pissarro dans les ports – Rouen, Dieppe, Le Havre

Normandy Impressionist Festival 2013


Full price: €9/Reduced price: €6

 

The industrial port made a triumphant debut in modern painting in 1874 during the first Impressionist exhibition with Claude Monet's Impression, Sunrise, which was painted at Le Havre. But it was Camille Pissarro who, shortly thereafter, embraced this theme in its entirety with a major series produced over 20 years, from 1883 to 1903, in the three Normandy ports of Rouen, Dieppe and Le Havre.

 

The port was the focus of the key regional and national economic development issues during the 19th century. Numerous modernization and extension projects were undertaken throughout France, particularly in Normandy, to step up and speed up port traffic. New basins, docks, warehouses and cranes quickly transformed the face of the harbour. Tall ships carrying cargo shared the waters with steamers and transatlantic liners. The quays were a hive of activity of longshoremen, dockers, strollers, onlookers, passengers and the transit of goods of all kinds... Living to the rhythm of the tides and the comings and goings of the ships, the bustling port was a hotbed of modern life that fascinated the new generation of artists and provided their artistic sensibility with endless variations in light and weather.

 

Over the course of seven trips to Rouen, Dieppe and Le Havre, Pissarro painted an abundance of landscapes with bright, rainy or foggy atmospheres, all from the same viewpoint. "Pissarro dans les ports" plunges viewers into this world with an unprecedented exhibition of around thirty of his harbour series paintings, most of which hail from foreign private and public collections.

Works by Eugène Boudin and Maxime Maufra are included in this set of Impressionist harbour views. But while Pissarro was completing his series on the brink of the 20th century, young artists by the names of Raoul Dufy, Othon Friesz and Albert Marquet, tributaries of their Impressionist elders and following their footsteps in the same locations, ventured off into other aesthetic directions. Although Dufy was drawn for a time to a more realist and social approach, he eventually joined his two companions. In 1904–1905, he succumbed to the call of colour and brought it to fulfillment in 1906 with the first Fauve works painted in Le Havre and on the Normandy coast.
The exhibition finishes with these works, which are almost contemporaries of Pissarro and help measure the significance of the break that occurred during the earliest years of the 20th century.

 

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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)Entrée du port du Havre et le brise-lames ouest, soleil,...visuel_19346Memphis (Tennessee) © Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, museum purchase
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L'Anse des pilotes au Havre (1903)visuel_19347© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L'Avant-port du Havre, Matin, Soleil, Marée (1902)visuel_19348© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)Le Pont Boieldieu à Rouen, temps mouillé (1896)visuel_19349Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate © Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L'Avant port de Dieppe, après midi, soleil (1902)visuel_19350Château-Musée de Dieppe © B. Legros
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L’Avant-port de Dieppe, après-midi, temps lumineuxvisuel_19351© Collection particulière / Photo Westimage
Eugène Boudin (1824 - 1898)Crépuscule sur le bassin du Commerce au Havre (vers...visuel_19352© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn
Eugène Boudin (1824 - 1898)Le Havre, le bassin de l’Eure (1885)visuel_19353© Evreux, musée des Beaux-Arts
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)Fin de journée au Havre (1901)visuel_19354© MuMa Le Havre - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)Le Yacht pavoisé au Havre (vers 1905)visuel_19355© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Othon Friesz (1879-1949)Le Havre, le bassin du Royvisuel_19356© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Albert Marquet (1875-1947)La Fête foraine au Havre visuel_19357© Bordeaux, musée des Beaux-Arts - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Alfred SocletLe Grand Quai visuel_19358© Collection du Centre havrais de recherches historiques
Entrée du port du Havre et le brise-lames ouest, soleil,...
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)Entrée du port du Havre et le brise-lames ouest, soleil, matinMemphis (Tennessee) © Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, museum purchasehttp://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/visuel_principal_expo_pissa.jpg8361000
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L'Anse des pilotes au Havre (1903)1903Huile sur toile54,5 x 65,3 cm© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefennhttp://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/lehavre_a494.jpg8241000
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L'Avant-port du Havre, Matin, Soleil, Marée (1902)1902Huile sur toile54,5 x 65 cm© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefennhttp://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/lehavre_a495.jpg8241000
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)Le Pont Boieldieu à Rouen, temps mouillé (1896)1896Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate © Art Gallery of Ontario, Torontohttp://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/288.jpg7951000
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L'Avant port de Dieppe, après midi, soleil (1902)1902Château-Musée de Dieppe © B. Legros http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/dieppe.jpg8161000
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)L’Avant-port de Dieppe, après-midi, temps lumineux© Collection particulière / Photo Westimagehttp://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/pdr-1445.jpg8381000
Eugène Boudin (1824 - 1898)Crépuscule sur le bassin du Commerce au Havre (vers 1892-1894)vers 1892-1894© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/1000px_boudin_havre3.jpg7031000
Eugène Boudin (1824 - 1898)Le Havre, le bassin de l’Eure (1885)1885© Evreux, musée des Beaux-Arts http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/7_boudin.jpg7201000
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)Fin de journée au Havre (1901)190199 x 135 cm© MuMa Le Havre - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/137.-dufy.quai-colbert.jpg7361000
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)Le Yacht pavoisé au Havre (vers 1905)vers 1905Huile sur toile69 x 81 cm© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/dufy_yacht_1000px.jpg8291000
Othon Friesz (1879-1949)Le Havre, le bassin du Roy© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/135new.jpg8081000
Albert Marquet (1875-1947)La Fête foraine au Havre © Bordeaux, musée des Beaux-Arts - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/1000px_marquet.jpg8071000
Alfred SocletLe Grand Quai Plaque de projection© Collection du Centre havrais de recherches historiqueshttp://www.muma-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/oeuvres/1000px_soclet.jpg9681000