Aix-en-Provence

Paul Cézanne, Pigeonnier de Bellevue (Dovecote at Bellevue), 1899-90, oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 31 1/2". From “Cézanne in Provence.”

Paul Cézanne, Pigeonnier de Bellevue (Dovecote at Bellevue), 1899-90, oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 31 1/2". From “Cézanne in Provence.”

Aix-en-Provence

Cézanne in Provence

Musée Granet

June 9–September 17, 2006

National Gallery of Art
Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
January 29–May 7, 2006

Curated by Philip Conisbee and Denis Coutagne

In 1990 Giselda Pollock asked, “What can we say about Cézanne these days?” Now, on the centenary of the canonical artist's death, “Cézanne in Provence” should give us plenty to talk about. Organized by Philip Conisbee of the National Gallery and Denis Coutagne of the Musée Granet, this exhibition comprises 118 oil paintings, watercolors, and lithographs made by the artist in his native Provence, including depictions of the Mediterranean coast at L'Estaque, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and the Chateâu Noir. The show is a major component of the French region's “Cézanne 2006” tribute, which involves the reopening of the Musée Granet (closed for renovation since 2003) and the opening of several key sites in Cézanne's life, like his family home in Aix-en-Provence and his work cottage in the Bibémus quarry.

Travels to the Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, June 9–Sept. 17.