CÉzanne's Card Players
21 October 2010 – 16 January 2011
"A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" The Guardian
"The Courtauld at its very best ... truly remarkable." The Times
"The winning hand of a great master... To say that the whole is stunning is an understatement ..." The Independent
Critic's Choice Time Out
Paul Cézanne’s famous paintings of peasant card players have long been considered to be among his most iconic and powerful works. This landmark exhibition is the first to bring together the majority of these remarkable paintings alongside a magnificent group of closely related portraits of Provençal peasants and rarely seen preparatory oil sketches, watercolours and exquisite drawings.
The Courtauld Gallery’s two masterpieces from this series, The Card Players and Man with a Pipe, are joined by exceptional loans from international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, to offer a visual feast of some of the artist’s finest paintings. More
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