This immersive exhibition presents Cezanne’s most significant works, such as his still lifes of apples, The Card Players (1890–95), and The Great Bathers (circa 1906).
A self-taught painter who produced 900 canvases and 400 watercolours, Cezanne (1839–1906) painted portraits, still lifes, landscapes, historical scenes… He created many versions of a single theme, as he endlessly experimented with the possibilities of pictorial representation. Initially rejected at the Salon and later recognised by his contemporaries, at a retrospective held in 1895 by Ambroise
Vollard, Cezanne is now considered the pioneer of modernism.
Strongly influenced by Delacroix and Courbet at the beginning of his career, he subsequently abandoned studio work and shifted towards Impressionism, following Pissarro’s example and painting in the open air. His unique construction of form and use of colour, and his tendency towards abstraction led him to go beyond Impressionism, and he even influenced the cubists, the Fauves, and
the avant-garde painters.
His paintings are also deeply and completely sincere, conveying the artist’s uncertainty and passion. Visitors will view representations that reflect the artist’s personal life: the self-portraits that capture his inner torment, the sobriety that
resulted from the slow pace of daily life in Aix-en-Provence, and the intimacy of his studio.
The energetic brushstrokes, the use of paint and its evolution, the continuing presence of nature, the suspension of time, the development towards an
abstract reality of forms and colours… Cezanne’s oeuvre attests to this multifaceted pictorial style. Following the theme of nature, Provence, and the
Sainte-Victoire Mountain, visitors embark on a journey into the heart of the artist’s major works.
VR and App Content
Paintings Drawings & Prints
High ceiling height
Past and Future Venues
Baux de Provence_Carrières des Lumières_2021
Paris _ Atelier des Lumières_2022
Jeju_Bunker des Lumières_2023