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Rouart paintings flower in Pont-Aven

Published on 05-25-2016 Agenda

One hour away from Brest, the Pont-Aven Museum offers in its new showrooms a beautiful exhibition dedicated to three Rouart generations. Three talents, one name.

From one French city to another, this exhibition will flower in Pont-Aven, the magical “city of painters” filled with stone washers and water mills.

“The Rouarts, from impressionism to magical realism” evokes the portrait of a family, intellectuals, painters and collectors, who have left their mark in the history of impressionism.

It all started with Henri Rouart, student of Corot and friend of Degas.

His fourth son, Ernest Rouart, carried on his legacy as a lone student of Degas and patron of the arts.

Finally, the exhibition will showcase the work of Augustin, one of Henri's grandsons, who will get away from impressionism and whose own son, Jean-Marie Rouart, described his style in the following words: “We could talk about magical realism. He was tempted to dwell into the magical, which paintings like Lagrimas y penas, Le Petit Pêcheur and Le Nageur illustrate.”

« Les Rouart, de l'impressionnisme au réalisme magique »
Musée de Pont-Aven
Place Julia
29930 Pont-Aven

Until 18 September 2016


Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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