On 13 November 1872, from the window of his hotel in Le Havre, Claude Monet painted a view of the port through the mist. Exhibited two years later under the title Impression, soleil levant [Impression, Sunrise] (1872, Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet), the work inspired critic Louis Leroy to coin the term “Impressionist”, thus giving a name to the group formed by Monet and his friends.
In 2022, the Musée Marmottan Monet celebrates the 150th anniversary of the centrepiece of its collections, Impression, soleil levant [Impression, Sunrise] and pays tribute to it through the exhibition Facing the Sun: The Celestial Body in the Arts from 14 September 2022 to 29 January 2023.
Albrecht Dürer, Luca Giordano, Pierre-Paul Rubens, Claude Gellée known as “Le Lorrain”, Joseph Vernet, Mallord William Turner, Gaspar David Friedrich, Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Camille Pissarro, Paul Signac, André Derain, Maurice Denis, Félix Vallotton, Laurits Tuxen, Edvard Munch, Otto Dix, Otto Freundlich, Sonia Delaunay, Wladimir Baranov-Rossiné, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Otto Piene, Gérard Fromanger, and Vicky Colombet are just some of the masters featured in this exhibition, in honour of the most illustrious sunrise ever known in art history.
Marianne MATHIEU, Scientific Director of the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
and Dr Michael PHILIPP Chief Curator at the Museum Barberini, Potsdam
from 14 September 2022 to 29 January 2023
Standard rate: 12 euros
Concessions: 8.5 euros
Under 7 : free
Available in French
and in English : 4 euros