February 20, 2008 |
Two masterworks stolen from a Zurich art museum last week were found in good condition in an unlocked car outside a psychiatric hospital, police said, but two other paintings are still missing. The recovered paintings, Claude Monet's "Poppy Field at Vetheuil" and Vincent van Gogh's "Blooming Chestnut Branches," were found by a parking lot attendant Monday. Police said they had a combined value of $63 million. Still missing are "Ludovic Lepic and his Daughters" by Edgar Degas and "Boy in the Red Waistcoat" by Paul Cezanne.
May 7, 2006 |
CELEBRATE the life of Paul Cezanne on a trip to Provence in the south of France. The six-night tour, which begins June 19, coincides with a major exhibition of his paintings and special events marking the centennial of his death in 1906. "The unique event is the celebration of Cezanne," said Yolande Kamins of Enchanted France. "I think it is an experience to view the paintings, which are for the first time assembled in Provence, and then to go out and see the sites of the paintings in nature."
January 29, 2006 |
TIME stopped at Les Lauves, Paul Cezanne's studio, on Oct. 15, 1906. That was the day the Modernist master left his studio for the surrounding hills just north of Aix-en-Provence, never to return. He collapsed while working on a portrait of his gardener, Vallier, and was carried in a laundry basket to his apartment at 23 Rue Boulegon in Aix, where he died Oct. 23, 1906. A century later, the French have declared 2006 the Year of Cezanne, www.cezanne-2006.
September 15, 2003 |
Germany's troubled 20th century can be viewed at a glance at its famed Museum Island. Not in the collections, but in the bullet holes from World War II battles that still pockmark its facades, and the crumbling interiors that deteriorated during 40 years of communist East German rule. Germany now is in the process of transforming the five neoclassical museums that are clustered on an island in the Spree River into a cultural center to rival Paris' Louvre and London's British Museum.
December 1, 1999 |
The J. Paul Getty Museum will announce today that it has purchased a major figure painting by Paul Cezanne. "Young Italian Woman Leaning on Her Elbow" (1895-1900), which sources estimate to have cost the museum between $25 million and $30 million, is a pristine and unusually expressive example of the French Impressionist's final, most influential period. It will go on view Thursday alongside the Getty's three other oil paintings by the artist.
May 11, 1999 |
In a sale that set auction records for five artists, a still life of fruit on a table by Paul Cezanne dated 1893-94 sold Monday night for $60.5 million to an anonymous bidder--more than twice the previous record of $28 million for a work by the French Impressionist. A landscape by Georges Seurat, a study for the famous park scene "Island of the Grande Jatte," was purchased by Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn for a record $35.2 million at the Sotheby's auction house sale.