Normandy to fete Impressionists in grand style in 2010



PARIS - From Caen to Dieppe, Monet to Pisarro and Debussy to Ravel, the Normandy region that nurtured the French Impressionists plans to fete the movement in what it says will be France's biggest event of 2010.
With exhibitions, concerts, films and picnics on row boats, the first-ever "Impressionist festival" from June to September 2010 will offer dozens of events related to the art movement, organisers said Tuesday.



Normandy to fete Impressionists in grand style in 2010
"Normandy is Impressionist and Impressionism is very much from Normandy," said former leftwing prime minister Laurent Fabius, who is an MP for the region.
Among the dozens of art exhibitions planned, the biggest will gather 100 works from collections worldwide at the Rouen art museum, including works by Monet, Pissarro and Gauguin.
There will be concerts of works by Debussy and Ravel, readings from Marcel Proust, and dancing, picnics and cruises on the Seine river that featured through much of the work.
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Tuesday, September 22nd 2009
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