In our exhibition we wish to present an overview of Paul Cézanne's oeuvre and his approach to the past through some eighty to one hundred paintings, drawings and water colours by the artist supplemented by thirty to forty works by sixteenth-nineteenth-century masters…
Paul Cézanne was a complex master who said: "I want to make of impressionism something solid and lasting like the art in the museums". He regularly visited the museum in the small rural town of Aix-en-Provence, and the Musée du Louvre in Paris, while his own collection of prints, reproductions, and gypsum copies served as constant sources of inspiration for his art. Cézanne drew on Classical Antiquity, the Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque and Romanticism throughout his career and our exhibition seeks to find an answer to the hows and whys of this. The exhibition Cézanne and the Past: Tradition and Creativity will provide an insight into the development of the master's entire oeuvre.
Loans to the Budapest exhibition will be contributed by Musée d'Orsay, Musée du Louvre, Musée de l'Orangerie and Petit Palais in Paris, Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kunstmuseum Bern, the Beyeler Collection in Basel, Kunsthaus Zürich, the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, the National Gallery and the British Museum in London, Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, the Albertina in Vienna, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Pierpont-Morgan Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago as well as by the owners of many world famous private collections (Basel, Zurich, Frankfurt)
More information about the exhibition on the webpage of Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest