Bougival is located on the banks of the river Seine, between the slopes of Louveciennes and the hill of la Jonchère, classified “hill of the Impressionists”. It was the place to be, west of Paris, for 19th century painters, musicians, writers and boaters. The undulating reflections of the sky on the water, the changing colors of nature and the barges traveling past the islands and mooring at the locks, are a wonder. The historic residences along the Seine also offer unique viewpoints for any artist wishing to paint. On the heights of Bougival, the Hameau Saint Michel, with its wash house and its colorful winegrowers’ houses, is an invitation to discover all the warmth and charm of one of the hotspots of Impressionism. In Bougival, everything is source of inspiration !
Anna Filimonova fell in love with Normandy in 2011 that she names the Cradle of Impressionism
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Cross Cultures Festival Association – AFCC – is pleased to announce the holding of the 4th International Outdoor Painting Festival on large format “In the Cradle of Impressionism” in Paris – France, from August 27 to August 30, 2020.
Press-release Paris, 06/2020 Take part in the “Cradle of ImpressionismInternational Plein air Painting Festival” on big size support. The association’s organizing committee sincerely hope you will have a pleased and successful experience, renewing acquaintances and making new friends; developing your craft while enjoying your stay Paris and painting outdoors in a few famous spots. The public will be encouraged to take an interest in the event, be curious but also to respect the needs of artists on the course of their work. From 2013, the first edition of the “International Large Format Outdoor Painting Contest”, transformed into an International Festival in 2017. This event has developed and worked together with a wide variety of outdoor painters in the historical territory of Impressionist painters – the region of Normandy in France. After 6 years’ experience in various impressionists places in Normandy, we decided to organize this year’s edition in Paris with a special selection of the most beautiful and famous spots: Montmartre, the Seine’s River and maybe the Boulogne forest. From August 27th to August 29th, artists are going to paint every day, during three days, in a different location in Paris. Then, August 29th and 30th, the created works will be presented during an exhibition-sale held in a location to be announced later. During the same period, the 27th, 28th and 30th of August, AFCC will organize different activities, open both for participants and public: workshops about landscape painting hosted by our guest-stars and Nominated artists. This year’s guest of honor is an internationally recognized painter Victoria Prischedko from Germany. She will present a demonstration of her wet watercolor art on big size paper on the 30th of August. Thierry Lefort is the French guest-star, famous Plein Air painter. He, also, will do a demonstration. We are expecting the presence of the great Prafull Sawant. In 2020, near 30 professionals artists will be selected by AFCC’s international jury to take part in the final exhibition. Candidature’s submission is now open. As last year edition, it is possible to take part in the Festival without passing through the pre-selection. This case means that there is no guarantee of being displayed in the final exhibition. At the end of the Festival there will be an online show competition during two months with at least 3 awards. You don’t need to be a selected artist to compete in the online show. All participants work on the regular support size can be submitted. You can register now directly with on line paiement of participation’s fee and other serivce to choice on this link The additionnal program of the masterclasses is already announced and the registration is also already started on this page of Paiment plateforme our website. To know more about the history of the Festival and CrossRoads of Culture Association. http://www.festiva-cultures-croisees.eu Don’t hesitate to contact AFCC on email@example.com or +33661912398.