Cézanne, Lumières de Provence

"Cezanne, Lumières de Provence" exhibition

For its new immersive exhibition, the Atelier des Lumières takes you to the heart of the major works of Paul Cezanne, following the common thread of nature to Provence and Sainte-Victoire. From 18 February 2022 to 02 January 2023.

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Cezanne, the great Provençal master

After Salvador Dalí, the greatest masterpieces of Paul Cezanne are coming to life in XXL on the walls of the Atelier des Lumières in the heart of Paris!

Take a closer look at the work of this impressionist painter in an intimate setting. Get caught up in his inner turmoil and vibrant life, his passions and obsessions, his innovative compositions, his relationship with light and colour and his unique bond with nature. A self-taught painter who produced 900 oil paintings and 400 watercolours, Cézanne was deeply attached to his native Provence and, throughout his career, he never stopped depicting the landscapes he loved so much: Bibémus, L’Estaque and, the high point, Sainte-Victoire represent Cezanne’s nature par excellence!
He also produced numerous versions of melancholic portraits, still lifes, landscapes, historical scenes constantly experimenting with the possibilities of pictorial material.

Immerse yourself in nature for 35 minutes, beneath the expansive foliage of trees and forests, parks and gardens where bathers rest, contemplate the card players at work, indulge in the gaze of these characters which seems to follow you during your visit… This journey to Provence and Sainte-Victoire allows you to follow in the footsteps of this innovative artist, admired by his peers, and precursor of the post-Impressionism and Cubism movements.

Kandinsky, pioneer of abstract art

This breathtaking immersive show is followed by a short 10-minute programme dedicated to Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) whose research on the symbolism of colour and shapes echoed that of Cézanne: the two artists contested the objective perception and prioritised the inner life of the artist, the very essence of creation. While the first part evokes the artist’s early figurative work, tinged with impressionism, dreamlike fauvism and a hint of pointillism, the second part is more experimental, revealing the force of movement and rhythm of shapes and colour. A fascinating dive into an explosion of colour to discover the most significant works of this force of modernity.

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38 rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris 11ème

Metro: line 9 (Voltaire, Saint-Ambroise), line 3 (Rue Saint-Maur), line 2 (Père Lachaise) Bus: 46, 56, 61, 69

Days and opening hours

From 18/02/2022 to 02/01/2023, daily between 10 am and 6 pm. Nocturnes on Fridays and Saturdays until 10pm and Sundays until 7pm.


  • Adult: 16 €.
    Free entry for children < 5 years.


Spoken languages

  • French
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