May 14th > September 18th

This summer, the Franciscaines' site celebrates the Impressionism

Exhibitions: "Jacques-Émile Blanche, Belle Époque portraitist" and "Faces à la mer"

Deauville participates again to the Festival “Normandie Impressionniste” in 2016, with an exhibition exclusively devoted to Jacques-Emile Blanche, portraitist of the “Belle Époque”, organized at the “Point de Vue”.
Supported by the “Beaux-Arts” museum of Rouen, this exhibition reveals the relationship between the painter and the artists of that period, devoted to the Normandy region, especially to Deauville. The portraits of André Gide, Raymond Radiguet and Jean Cocteau have already been selected, together with those representing Anna de Noailles, Igor Stravinsky and the parents of the artist.

The exhibition about Jacques-Émile Blanche is extended to the “Boardwalk” of Deauville, decorated with portraits belonging to the collections of the Franciscaines’ site, a future living area whose opening is scheduled for 2019 in Deauville. The second part of this exhibition, titled “Faces à la mer”, triggers a reflection about the nature of the portrait, in a moment in which “selfy” is a popular tendency.

Guided visits and conferences are organized all along summer. Visitors may also discover the exhibition details through the app called “La plage” (The beach”) and be guided by the voice of the experts, art historians and journalists commenting the exhibited works (the app can be downloaded on your mobile store for free).