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Portraits by Cézanne

Musée d'Orsay, Paris

13 Jun - 24 Sep 2017

Paul Cézanne painted almost 200 portraits during his career, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. This exhibition will explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture, including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject. The chronological development of Cézanne’s portraiture will be considered, including the changes that occurred in his style and method, and his understanding of resemblance and identity. Works featured in the exhibition will range from Cezanne’s portraits of his Uncle Dominique, from the 1860s, through to his final portraits of Vallier, who helped Cézanne in his garden and studio at Les Lauves, made shortly before the artist’s death in 1906. Find out more about the ‘Portraits by Cézanne’ exhibition from the Musée d’Orsay’s website.

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Portrait de l’artiste (c. 1875), Paul Cézanne. © Photo musée d’Orsay Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Portrait de l’artiste (c. 1875), Paul Cézanne. © Photo musée d’Orsay Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Portrait du fils de l’artiste (1881–82), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée de l’Orangerie) / Franck Raux

Portrait du fils de l’artiste (1881–82), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée de l’Orangerie) / Franck Raux

La Femme à la cafetière (c. 1895), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

La Femme à la cafetière (c. 1895), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Gustave Geffroy (1895–96), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Gustave Geffroy (1895–96), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Paysan assis (1900–04), Paul Cézanne. © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Paysan assis (1900–04), Paul Cézanne. © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

Achille Emperaire (1867–68), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Achille Emperaire (1867–68), Paul Cézanne. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

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