2017 YEAR OF RENOIR IN AUBE
2017 OPENING OF THE RENOIR HOME
THIS YEAR, AUBE INVITES YOU TO COME AND EXPERIENCE RURAL LIFE IN CHAMPAGNE WITH RENOIR AND DISCOVER THE INTIMACY OF THE FAMILY HOME. IN THE STEPS OF THE MASTER IMPRESSIONIST, EVERYONE, ACCORDING TO HIS INSPIRATION, WILL BE GUIDED BY HIS EMOTIONS
Pierre Auguste Renoir, grand master impressionist, is present everywhere in Essoyes, typical Champagne village where his wife Aline was born. From 1885, Renoir came every summer to the family home. It was in this environment of charming landscapes, with the villagers that he liked to pass time with daily, that he drew his inspiration and found his models: washerwomen, his children and his model Gabrielle, a young Essoyes nanny for his son Jean. Essoyes, where one feels the presence of the painter at every step, is an ideal destination for romantics and admirers of the painter, with their family, with friends or alone.
3 June – Opening of the Renoir Home
From 17 June to 17 September «Another Renoir» exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Troyes
22 and 23 July Essoyes, in the Edwardian era
Share the gentleness of impressionist living
june 3rd 2017
In June 2017 the Renoir’s family home, acquired by the town of Essoyes, opens its doors to the public. Between the reconstitution and original works exhibited in the dining room setting, the world of peasant life at the beginning of the 20th century will be revealed, when Renoir came to experience rural life in Champagne… Renoir in his family intimacy, moments shared simply and easily with his friends from Paris who liked to join him in Essoyes. The boaters’ lunch, the young girls at the piano and the bouquets of flowers are so many memories of a happy time in the joy of country parties. In (re)discovering the work of this giant of impressionism, one will be seduced by the art, the atmosphere, the light and the period and one will share the famous painter’s love for his dear village.
« Another Renoir » at the Museum of Modern Art in Troyes
17 June to 17 September 2017m
The exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Troyes accompanies the public opening in June 2017 of the house that belonged to Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Essoyes, native town of his wife, Aline Charigot. Comprised of some forty works primarily taken from French public collections, this exhibition offers a reinterpretation of the career of one of the major French artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
A theme-based circuit questions the myth that has grown around Renoir and offers an opportunity to rediscover his work through little known subjects like still life painting, the influence of Essoyes on his painting or even his sculpted work.
This is supported by the Orangerie and Orsay museums with, in particular, Paul Perrin, conservator at Orsay, acting as the scientific curator alongside Daphné Castano, conservator at the Museum of Modern Art of Troyes and general curator of the exhibition. This exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated book and a programme of activities for all audiences: guided visits, conferences, projections, workshops, etc. In addition, a free access mediation space is integrated in the exhibit circuit.
Essoyes in the Edwardian era
22 & 23 July 2017
Essoyes in the Edwardian era, a weekend that resembles a work of art, a reconstitution of the village at the time of Renoir, including
activities, workshops (cooper, clog maker, wooden toys, people wandering in period costumes, tableaux vivants, mass, marriage procession, barrel organ, French Cancan, accordionist, giant picnic, etc.) and a Renoir meal.
28 & 29 July 2017
Open air films around Renoir and impressionism.
In October and November
Special guided visit with gourmet appetizer in the Renoir family home for groups of 12 to 16 people upon reservation.
« Renoir went for walks in Troyes. He loved the old houses and liked to feast his eyes on the sculptures of its churches ». Jean Renoir
Take a picturesque stroll at the time of Renoir and dive into the atmosphere of the end of the 19th century undergoing massive changes: Upper Seine Canal, Covered market stalls by Baltard, public gardens, spirit of an openair dance hall, conjuring up personas((
Berthe Morisot, Gustave Caillebotte, Monet, etc.). Individual circuits, children, students, adults…
In Bar-sur-Seine, at the Champagne Devaux manor
From 1 July to 1 September
Exhibition of the winners of the Renoir Bursary.
At Vaux Château
From 14 to 16 July
Tableaux vivants of Renoir in the park and Edwardian era activities, including. Itineraries in Aube, conferences, exhibitions, discovery games, open-air dance hall evenings in the gardens of the Troyes town hall and on the quays of Ource in Essoyes, giant picnics, Renoir menus, etc.
In April, the complete programme will be available on the website www.renoir-essoyes.fr and in the Aube tourism offices.