Exhibition - Cézanne and the master painters. A dream of Italy
NEW DATES - The exhibition at the Marmottan Monet Museum explores for the first time the connection between Cézanne and the works of the greatest masters of Italian painting.Pour la première fois l'œuvre de l'artiste est mise en regard de chefs-d'œuvre des plus grands maîtres italiens, du XVIe au XIXe siècle.
For the first time ever, the work of the great artist from Aix is compared to some of the masterpieces of the greatest Italian artists from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
An outstanding selection of Cézanne’s paintings including the iconic Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the incomparable Pastorale and still-lifes are compared with a rare collection of ancient paintings by Tintoretto, El Greco, Ribera, Giordano or Poussin, and more modern ones by Carrà, Sironi, Soffici and Pirandello not forgetting Boccioni and Morandi.
Featuring some sixty masterpieces from some of the world’s leading public and private collections (the Musée du Louvre, Orsay, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection in Madrid, the Pola Museum in Kanagawa, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, etc.), the first part of the exhibition focuses on the impact of Latin culture in Cézanne’s work and the way he drew upon the examples set by his illustrious predecessors to create a “new” painting style.
In light of this Italian inspiration, it comes as no surprise that Cézanne in turn also inspired artists from the Italian peninsula. The last part of the exhibition illustrates Cézanne’s decisive influence on the great masters of the Italian Novecento. Revisiting his themes, works by Carrà, Morandi, Boccioni, etc. demonstrate the timeless value of Cézanne’s work, a key figure in 20th century art.
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