Monday, January 12, 2009

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Philadelphia is the Only Venue for a
Major Exhibition
Exploring Cézanne's Impact on Artists
of Succeeding Generations

The exhibition places substantial emphasis on
artists of the present day.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- In 1907, the French painter
Paul Cézanne’s posthumous retrospective astonished
younger artists, accelerating the experimentation of
European modernism. Cézanne (1839-1906) became
for Henri Matisse “a benevolent god of painting,” and for
Pablo Picasso “my one and only master.” Cézanne’s
inclusion in the ArmoryShow in New York in 1913 also
offered American artists a newdirection. Cézanne &
Beyond(February 26 through May 17, 2009)
will examine the seismic shift provoked by this pivotal
figure,examining him as form-giver, catalyst, and
touchstone for artists who followed. It will survey the
development of an artistic visionthat anticipated Cubism
and fueled a succession of artistic movements,
and will juxtapose Cézanne’s achievement with works by
many whowere inspired directly by him, showing a fluid
interchange of form and ideas. It will place his work in
context with more recent artists like Ellsworth Kelly,
Jasper Johns, and Brice Marden, who in quite
different ways came to terms with the master of
Aix-en-Provence. His profound impact on successive
generations endures to the present
day. The exhibition will present more than
150 works, including alarge group of paintings,
watercolors and drawings by Cézanne,
along with those of 18 later artists.
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