Experience great works of art in an intimate setting: For the first time a number of masterpieces by Paul Cézanne will be shown in Norway, at KODE Art Museums in Bergen. The exhibition has been realized through a unique collaboration between KODE and The Courtauld Gallery.
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) is one of the most important figures in art history: He is the artist who built a bridge between Impressionism in the late 19th century and Cubism in the early 20th century. Through countless nature studies and experiments on canvas, Cézanne succeeded in moving the boundaries for what a painting can depict, thereby changing art for ever.
This intimate exhibition presents 12 oil paintings, 10 drawings and 2 prints by Cézanne, of which 10 are on loan from The Courtauld Gallery.
The exhibition also presents archive material relating to the beginnings of modernist art history, starting with Roger Fry's seminal texts on the Courtauld Cezannes. Fry coined the term Post-Impressionism to describe this group of artists. Also presented are three letters Cezanne wrote to Émile Bernard near the end of his life, detailing his views on art. This is the primary source for our knowlege of how he developed his theory. The archive material is also a loan from The Courtauld.
The Courtauld Gallery in London is home to the world's most important collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. The Courtauld was the result of a generous gift from the collector Samuel Courtauld in 1932. Cézanne's paintings are among the absolute highlights of the museum and they were also among the collector's personal favourites.
In a similar way, Rasmus Meyer's large collection of art was donated to the city of Bergen in 1916. It included a unique group of works by Edvard Munch. The point of departure for this collaboration with The Courtauld is a shared recognition of the importance of visionary collectors to today's museums.
About the exhibition
The exhibition will be at display in KODE 1 from July 16 - October 10.
The exhibition is curated by Barnaby Wright, Karen Serres and Line Daatland and is followed by a richly illustrated catalogue.
- Last Updated: 09/03/2021
- Source: Visit Bergen
Wed, September 22, 2021 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu, September 23, 2021 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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Paul Cézanne: Masterpieces from The Courtauld
- July 16, 2021 - October 10, 2021
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