Lecture: The Painted Mask: How Cézanne invented modern art
25 January 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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Madame Cézanne in a Striped Dress by Paul Cézanne, 1885-6 Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, (1986-26-1)
Cézanne’s portraits reveal even more intensely than his landscapes or still lifes why he is the true father of modern art. His mask-like abstractions of the human face demolish almost 500 years of tradition and question the very nature of the self. Jonathan Jones, art critic for The Guardian, explores how Cézanne’s emotional struggles and artistic daring transformed the way we see ourselves.
Jonathan Jones has been an art critic for the Guardian since 1999. He was a Turner Prize judge in 2009 and a judge for the BP Portrait Award in 2011.
Part of the programme of events complementing Cézanne Portraits.