Drill Hall Gallery Lecture Series 2017
CÉZANNE – Lecture #5: The Man of the South
Sunday 3 September 2017: 3pm
ANU School of Art and Design Level 1, Childers Street entrance
Tickets $10 / $5 (student) Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery FREE
From the late 1870s, when he ceased exhibiting with the Impressionist group, Cézanne became something of a man of mystery.
For seventeen years he ceased participating in the art world in Paris. His commitments shifted notably from the aesthetic he had shared with the Impressionists: he modified his palette, altered his style of drawing, his watercolours and oil paintings in distinctive ways – due to his isolation? due to his quest for a more rigorous pictorial logic? due to his wholehearted commitment to the light, landscape and human interest of the south?
All of these factors played their part in the emergence of Cézanne’s so-called “classic” interpretations of the locations in and around Aix-en-Provence. The underpinning of history, habit and inspirational ideas will be investigated in this lecture.
Image: Paul Cezanne, (detail) Bay of Marseilles Seen from L’Estaque, c1885, oil on canvas 80.2 x 100.6 cm The Art Institute of Chicago