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Exhibition on Screen - Cezanne: Portraits of a Life

Join us at Broadway for a film screening of the work of Artist Cezanne on Monday 5 December, 15:00.

Who was Cezanne?

It is said that we cannot appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne.

Paul Cézanne was a French artist and post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations for a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. He is said to form the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's, Cubism.

His early works are heavily influenced by Romanticism, he gave up the use of perspective breaking with the established rules of academic art. At the same time he was striving for renewed design methods on the basis of the impressionistic colour space and colour modulation principles. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne "is the father of us all".

About the film:

Cézanne: Portraits of a Life was filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with additional interviews from experts and curators from MoMA in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

Released to coincide with a major Cézanne exhibition at Tate Modern which we hope to visit as part of an ArtSpeak trip in the New Year.

The fee for this film screening is £10. Book a place by contacting us via phone or email and pay on the day.

Monday 5 December, 15:00 - 16:25 approx.

Broadway Cinema, Broad Street, Hockley, NG1 3AL

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