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May 14> September 18, 2016

THIS SUMMER, THE FRANCISCANS CELEBRATE IMPRESSIONISM

Exhibitions "Jacques-Emile Blanche, portrait painter of the Belle Epoque" and "Faces at the sea"

In 2016 Deauville renews its participation in the Normandy Impressionist Festival with an exhibition dedicated to Jacques-Émile Blanche, portrait painter of the Belle Époque at Point de Vue.
Thanks to an exceptional loan from the Museum of Fine Arts of Rouen, the exhibition reveals the links maintained by the painter with his contemporaries, loyal to Normandy and especially to Deauville. The portraits of André Gide, Raymond Radiguet or Jean Cocteau appear in the list of works which are presented, alongside those of Anna de Noailles, Igor Stravinsky or the artist's parents.

In its extension, visitors can discover on the Planches of Deauville about thirty portraits from the collections of the Franciscans, future place of cultural life whose opening is planned in Deauville in 2019. This second part, entitled "Faces at the sea" questions about the nature of the portrait at a time when the practice of "selfie" has become widespread.

Guided tours and conferences are offered throughout the summer. Visitors will also be able to discover the exhibition on the "La plage" app and let themselves be guided by the voices of experts, art historians and journalists who comment on the works on display (download from the stores for free).

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