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Art Field Trip: Cézanne Portraits

  • National Gallery of Art 6th and Constitution Ave NW Washington DC (map)

Cézanne Portraits is the first exhibition devoted to the famed post-impressionist’s portraits. The exhibition explores the unconventional aspects of his portraiture, the role his portraits play in the development of his radical style and method, and the range and influence of his sitters. Rather than accepting commissions for portraits, Cézanne painted them as part of his ongoing experimentation as he searched for a pictorial language to capture his intense perceptions of the world. He rarely painted people he did not know; instead he portrayed himself, his family, his friends, art world admirers, and working-class inhabitants of his native Aix-en-Provence with whom he felt an affinity.

Earlier Event: March 23
March / April exhibitions
Later Event: March 27
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