Culture, arts and traditions Normandy

Culture, arts and traditions Normandy


Begins although Flaubert also spoke of Calvados in Bouvard and Pécuchet or in A simple heart. His spiritual and compatriot son Guy de Maupassant, who had a house in Étretat, described his human material with touches as subtle as a Norman landscape (adding a dash of vitriol).

Many passages fromWhere, the Balbec mondain d 'In the shade of young girls in bloom.

The seaside resort of Étretat was launched by the novels of Alphonse Karr, where the action of The Hollow Needle, the best of Arsène Lupine (by Maurice Leblanc). The campaign of L'Aigle soaks the novels of the Countess of Ségur, and the Cotentin those of Barbey d'Aurevilly (The Enchanted...), while André Maurois describes the industrial bourgeoisie of Elbeuf in Bernard Quesnay. Raymond Queneau instead A harsh winter in Le Havre from the beginning of the XNUMXth century. Flaubert, Maupassant and Maurois revised (and corrected) their Normandy coal. But the nastiest remains Octave Mirbeau: the Tales from the cottage depict the Perch as hell!

Philippe Delerm honored “his” Normandy through in particular The First Sip of Beer, celebrating blackberry picking or the end of the Norman summer.

Maxime Chattam makes us shiver at the mythical, but no less éSaint-Michel, with The Blood of Time. And it's up to Jérôme Garcin, emeritus rider and troop leader of the “Mask and the Plume”, to draw up a moving portrait of the equestrian and sensual Auge region in The Horse Fall et Intimate theater.

Didier Decoin, for his part, in With view on the sea, speaks to us with humor and tenderness of his refuge in La Roche, a hamlet at the end of the world, in the Hague peninsula. This magnificent corner of Cotentin is also the setting for the novel The breaking waves by Claudie Gallay, a work blowing a strong wind full of mysteries.

The "lazy" of the dauber

In 1858, in a shop in Le Havre, an unknown Honfleur met a teenager who was drawing caricatures of local notables. He invites her to a Norman too.

If a province has ever had gebas - as they will expect later Jean-Francois Millet, Raoul Dufy, Francis Leger et Marcel Duchamp, all of Boudin's compatriots.

From 1830 to 1880, however, it was Normandy's turn to inspire artists. At the end of the XNUMXth century, lands of classical inspiration (Italy, Flanders, etc.) gave way to the romantic landscape. Already in vogue among writers (Stendhal, George Sand, Baudelaire, Maupassant, Zola ...), Normandy is becoming a garden of painters, to the great joy of the peasants who will negotiate everything at a high price for these "lazy".

Today, the smallest museum of painting.

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