Cezanne and the Master Painters. A dream of Italy exhibition at the Marmottan Museum, 27th February – 5th July 2020
The Marmottan Museum has a new exhibition starting, comparing works from Cézanne with others by great Italian painters of the 16th-20th century, showing who influenced whom (spoiler alert: they both did).
The exhibition is in two distinct parts. The first shows how Cézanne was influenced by the Italian style, without just copying it, and created a new kind of painting.
The second part of the exhibition is the logical conclusion, with Cézanne inspiring Italian painters! Quite an honour for the French artist (who never actually visited Italy during his lifetime).
Around sixty paintings are on show. In addition to some of Cézanne’s key works, the exhibition has works lent by forty-three institutions including the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Washington National Gallery of Art and the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection in Madrid (and more), with works by Tintoretto, El Greco, Pirandello, Poussin…
And to learn more on the subject, and admire the paintings in the comfort of your own home, a smart-looking catalogue of the exhibition is also available (192 pages, 30€ here at amazon.fr).