One of the chief aims of the celebrations is to foster greater understanding of Cézanne and the cardinal role played by his painting in the advent of modern art: an introductory exhibition on the artist, discussion forums, ancillary exhibitions, educational workshops and publications will continue throughout the centenary year, greatly enhancing both public and expert knowledge of his work.
A multimedia introduction to Cézanne
An introductory exhibition on Cézanne will allow the public to visit the Granet Museum in advance of the main event. Visitors will be able to explore the artist’s creative processes, following Cézanne over the years on his quest for the absolute in painting (his relationship with nature, colors, perspective, time). The innovative design of the exhibition space, conceived around a multi-sensory pathway using virtual imaging, will offer different levels of interpretation suitable for all kinds of users.
From 2 may 2006.
Conferences and exhibitions on the cultural heritage
A multi-perspective look at the artist and his work. How did the work of his contemporaries compare with his own? What was going on in the art in France at the turn of the 20th century, and how much cultural exchange was there between Aix and Paris? A series of exhibitions and discussion forums organized by museums and institutions in the Pays d’Aix and the Region of Provence will bring into focus the achievement of Cézanne and the fascination he exerted on poets, writers, philosophers and theorists.
Exhibitions will be held throughout the year at the Musée des Tapisseries, Pavillon Vendôme, Cité du Livre, and the Departemental Art Gallery.