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THE "ANDRÉ" EXHIBITION HAMBURG, SHADOW & LIGHT "
Discover in Deauville part of the work of André Hambourg, through his travels from the Paris region to Normandy via Provence to the Maghreb.

Woman with a mirror - 1932 © André HambourgWoman with a mirror - 1932 © André Hambourg
Baya our steward - 1933 © André Hambourg

ANDRÉ HAMBOURG AND THE QUEST FOR LIGHT
André Hambourg (1909-1999) crossed the twentieth century by casting a glance without complacency but full of empathy on his contemporaries. His painting echoes this interest in the world around him. From his Parisian youth where the dark streets seem to have absorbed the light, to the discovery of the Maghreb that he travels after winning the Abd-el-Tiff Prize in 1933, the exhibition takes the visitor to the discovery of the universe of the artist. If the war period brings us back to the dark and dense hues of his youth, the meeting in 1948 of the one who will become his wife transforms his compositions. The light floods immense skies, from Normandy to Provence.
For the first time since his wife received a very large donation of works from André Hambourg, the City of Deauville pays tribute to him with an exhibition at Point de Vue. Among all the destinations appreciated by the painter, four emblematic regions of his work and the people he met there mark out the visitor's journey: the Paris region, the Maghreb, Provence and Normandy.
Depending on the period, the paintings are adorned with shade or light, but always the painter's brush magnifies them.

The exhibition in four periods

Parisian youth

Maghreb suns

War and its torments The radiance of maturity

The Conversation, 1929

Algiers, Place du Gouvernement, 1939

Goodbye masks, 1946

Nicole in the flowers, 1990

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COMMISSIONER: Annie Madet-Vache, Museum curator, Les Franciscaines

DOCUMENTS DEDICATED TO ANDRE HAMBURG:
> Exhibition catalog: André Hambourg, ombre & lumière, 96 pages, published by Point de Vues (Rouen), reproducing all of the works on display enriched with additional iconography
> Children's game booklet, from 7 years old. Free, available on site
> Postcards
> Documentary film on the painter to see on site.

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