Cézanne Portraits

National Portrait Gallery UK


26 OCT 2017 - 11 FEB 2018
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Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted almost 200 portraits, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. Cézanne Portraits will explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject. The exhibition will also consider the extent to which particular sitters shaped the characteristics and development of his practise. Works on display will range from Cézanne’s remarkable portraits of his Uncle Dominique, dating from the 1860s, through to his final portraits of Vallier, who helped Cézanne in his garden and studio at Les Lauves, Aix-en-Provence.

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Edouard reviewed

Cézanne Portraits
@ National Portrait Gallery UK, London, England
04 Nov, 2017

Well worth it. Busy but didnt need to book in advance, right size, text not too far fetched with good spin to Cezanne’s story as son or an unsupportive banker! - spot on