In the Footsteps of Cézanne: An Exhibition of Paintings Made in Aix-en-Provence
Exhibition Opening and Reception January 31, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm
Second Floor Gallery of the Wyndham Robertson Library
Cézanne “the father of us all” lived and worked in Aix-en Provence most of his life. This J-term travel experience focused on finding Cézanne’s sense of place. For two weeks, we lived and painted in Cézanne’s hometown. We made visits to his studio, the Bibémus Quarries, and to his painting sites: the Jas de Bouffan and Mont Sainte-Victoire. On windy days, we shopped at the early morning market for divine still life materials. These paintings represent our connection to Cézanne and our personal experiences of the community we lived in for two weeks. As part of this exhibition, we have presented some materials from the library that provide views of the places we painted and serve as inspiration for other contemporary artists.
“Painting…means perceiving harmony between numerous relationships and transposing them according to a new, original logic.” -Cézanne