The Musée d’Orsay is putting on display a new travelling exhibition showcasing remarkable portraits by the popular French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906).
Called “Portraits by Cézanne”, the exhibition runs from June 13th until September 24th, 2017. It is organized by the Musée d'Orsay, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London and the National Gallery of Art of Washington, and focuses especially on the pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraits as well as his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject.
More than 50 portraits will be shown to the public in Paris, before moving to the National Portrait Gallery in London, from October 26th, 2017 until February 11th, 2018, and then to the National Gallery of Art of Washington, from March 25th until July 1st, 2018.
John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Xavier Rey, Director of Collections, Musée d’Orsay.