Cézanne in Provence

date of exhibition: 2006/01/29 - 2006/05/07
institution: National Gallery of Art
type of exhibition: autorská

86 paintings, 29 watercolors, and 2 lithographs by Paul Cézanne showing the landscape and people of Provence were on view in this exhibition, which was selected from the collection of the National Gallery of Art and public and private collections in Europe and North America. The presentation highlighted Provençal sites that Cézanne depicted, including the Cézanne family estate known as the Jas de Bouffan, the fishing village of L'Estaque and countryside hamlets of Gardanne and Bellevue, the isolated landscape of Bibémus, the Château Noir near Aix-en-Provence, and the distinctive bulk of Montagne Sainte-Victoire. A group of the artist's late landscapes and the monumental painting Large Bathers, on loan from the National Gallery, London, concluded the presentation. The exhibition marked the centenary of the artist's death. Exhibition hours were extended by two hours on May 6 and 7, the final weekend of the showing in Washington.