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April 2006

Cezanne in Provence
National Gallery of Art online exhibit honoring this founder of modern art.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2

This is the Web site for the exhibit (January 28- May 7, 2006) at the National Gallery of Art and includes images of more than thirty paintings and drawings by Paul Cezanne, often seen as the father of modern art.
The site has a simple design with links in the left and right margins. A handy search tool and sitemap are available. Returning to the exhibit homepage can be a bit of a challenge. Use the Back button on your browser for some pages. Flash Player is needed.

This exhibition marks the centenary of the death of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) a leading figure in the impressionist and post impressionist movements. It focuses on his works that were painted in and around the countryside of his birthplace in Aix-en-Provence. Visitors will want to begin with the Exhibition Feature with audio that includes an introduction, a discussion of his motifs, a chronology, maps in and around Aix where Cezanne painted specific works, image list and comparative images, and glossary. More than thirty of his paintings and drawings are available for viewing online including Chateau Noir, Landscape Near Paris and At the Water's Edge. Visitors to the site will also find a short biography, a slideshow of images by art historian John Rewald, known for his study of Cezanne. While visiting the site be sure to click on the Online Tours in the left sidebar to enjoy the National Gallery's in-depth study tours that explore dozens of artist, works of art and themes.



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