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EXCEPTIONAL WORK OF ART ON SHOW AT GIANADDA FOUNDATION FROM 10 MAY

EXCEPTIONAL WORK OF ART ON SHOW AT GIANADDA FOUNDATION FROM 10 MAY

As part of its exhibition “Hodler Monet Munch – Painting the Impossible”, between 4 February and 11 June this year, the Pierre Giannada Foundation (Martigny, Switzerland) will from 10 May be showing an exceptional work of art: “Impression, Sunrise”, painted by Claude Monet in 1872 and considered the first-ever painting of the nascent Impressionist movement.

This unique landscape painting and seminal work of the movement, on loan from the Marmottan Museum Monet (Paris), will be shown up to the exhibition’s closing date. According to art historians, it was painted in November 1872. It was then shown in 1874 at the first exhibition of the Société Anonyme des Artistes, dubbed the “Exhibition of the Impressionists” by contemporary critics – in turn lending its name to the entire Impressionist movement.

Hosting this artwork in Martigny is an immense privilege for the Pierre Gianadda Foundation, first because the painting is heavily in demand worldwide and, secondly, because it is rare to see such an icon of the art world exhibited here in Switzerland. Unmissable!

P. Knecht, Managing Director, Exhibitions
Expositions Natural Le Coultre, Geneva

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