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Lecture Date: January 15, 2024


Speaker: JANE BINGHAM - Illustrated

The author of a new book on perhaps the most influential and innovative artist of the 19th century presents an expert view on his life, paintings and legacy.

Paul Cézanne is a giant among artists. Described by Pablo Picasso as ‘the father of us all,’ he was an inspiration to the artists of his generation and his paintings and drawings continue to amaze and delight today.

This illustrated talk will trace the story of the artist’s life, introducing the people and places that influenced his work. It will chart his artistic development from the dark and troubled early works, through the experiments with colour and form, to the masterpieces of his later years; and it will examine how Cézanne’s radical approach to colour and perspective paved the way for later art movements such as Cubism and Expressionism.

As the recent exhibition at Tate Modern demonstrated, Cézanne’s unique vision continues to draw people to his art. By taking a close look at his portraits, still-lifes and landscapes, Jane will consider what it is that makes his work so remarkable.

Jane has degrees in English Literature and Art History. She is the author of Paul Cézanne in the Sirius Great Artists series, and has written on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Illusion Art and World Art. She is an experienced lecturer and tour guide and leads courses on Art Appreciation.