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  • Episode:

    5 of 5

  • Title:

    Cézanne – Portraits of a Life

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 30 May 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    10.45pm - 11.50pm

  • Week:

    Week 22 2019 : Sat 25 May - Fri 31 May

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  • Published:

    Tue 14 May 2019

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Episode 5: Cézanne – Portraits of a Life


Described by Picasso and Matisse as “the father of us all”, Cézanne is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.


Despite this, Paul Cézanne remains somewhat unknown, somewhat misunderstood.


Yet one can’t appreciate 20th-century art without understanding the genius of Cézanne and this film reveals the true man.


Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris as well as correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places in which Cézanne lived and worked, throwing new light on the life and work of this hugely influential artist.