They make the season. From Giverny to Japan

Every week, we go to meet an actor of the tourist season.

This week, we discover the work of Pascale Benéteau, artist painter and sculptor.

Pascale Benéteau exposes her sculptures in bronze and her paintings in her small gallery, 62 rue Claude Monet in Giverny. Entering her universe allows traveling between continents and cultures.

“Young , I played in Vétheuil, the first village where Monet settled before coming to Giverny,” she says. “Afterward, I spent half my life abroad where I was impregnated by all the diversity of cultures”

Her research on colors, inks and shades regularly attracts the curious. The artist receives them with pleasure. “Those who come to this side of the street Claude Monet come out a little of the beaten track because they really want to discover the village and not only Monet and the museum. “

A recognized work

Whether painting or sculpture, Japan is certainly the country which mostly marked her art. Her oil paintings reflect the link between Impressionism and Japanese influence.

There, she studied painting, discovering the Nihon-ga and Sumi-e.

A little anecdote, this technique allowed her to create the logo chosen by the village of Giverny.

The artist’s work is now recognized. Recently, she exhibited in the “Salles Royales” of the Church de La Madeleine in Paris.

“La Galerie.” is opened every day during the season in Giverny.

She creates in her studio just behind the gallery.

Mathieu Normand