Art Diary


13 May 2022

The Art Institute of Chicago (15 May–5 September) takes a focused look at the art of Paul Cézanne. Presenting more than 100 works, including oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, the exhibition considers what set Cezanne apart from his contemporaries, and how his work continues to influence the painters of today. Jointly organised by the AIC and the Tate Modern (where the show arrives in October), it will offer a technical analysis of the artist’s palette, composition and mark-making in an effort to uncover why Cézanne became known as the ‘artist’s artist’. Highlights of the exhibition include some of the artist’s best-known works such as The Basket of Apples (c. 1893), Montangue Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine (c. 1887) and examples from the artist’s series Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) (c. 1894–1905). Find out more from the Art Institute of Chicago’s website. 

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Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) (c. 1894–1905), Paul Cézanne. The National Gallery, London

The Basket of Apples (c. 1893), Paul Cézanne. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection