Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
See extraordinary masterpieces by some of the most famous artists of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements. This major exhibition includes a matchless group of paintings and watercolours by Paul Cézanne, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists including Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Amedeo Modigliani.
The exhibition includes twenty-four works by Cézanne: six oils; two drawings; and sixteen watercolours which constitute one of the finest and best-preserved groups of his watercolours in the world. The majority of these are Provençal landscapes, while others depict characteristic Cézanne motifs including a skull, female bathers, and his beloved Mont Sainte-Victoire.
- Édouard Manet, Young Woman in a Round Hat, c. 1877–79, oil on canvas, Collection of the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum
Cézanne and the Modern also explores the history of twentieth-century private collections of this type.
Key to the Pearlman Collection is Henry Pearlman’s own tastes. He collected pictures and sculptures that he liked and his thrill at discovering unknown masterpieces is evident throughout.
Star pictures include a colourful and unusual composition by Vincent Van Gogh, Tarascon Diligence (1888); Amedeo Modigliani’s celebrated portrait of Jean Cocteau (1916–17); and among the sculptures are three bronzes by Jacques Lipchitz and one by Wilhelm Lehmbruck; and an extraordinary painted relief, Te Fare Amu (1901-2) by Paul Gauguin.
This exhibition marks the first time in over fifty years that the collection has travelled and the Vancouver Art Gallery showing will be the only one in Canada.
Located in the heart of the city and open 7 days a week, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city’s top cultural experience featuring four floors of historical and contemporary art. This spring, immerse yourself in exhibitions by renowned French artists, including Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin and Edgar Degas. Enhance your experience by visiting the Gallery Café patio for a glass of wine and the locally-loved Gallery Store.
- Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire, c. 1904–06, oil on canvas, Collection of the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum
From February 14 to May 18
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