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.
October 28, 2005 |
THERE are two ways to look at "Pioneering Modern Painting: Cezanne and Pissarro 1865-1885," the engrossing new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that turns a bright spotlight on the friendly working relationship between two late-19th century French artists. One way is as a competition; the other is as a conversation. As a competition, it's not a fair fight. Poor Camille! Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was a charmer.
August 14, 2005 |
PAUL CEZANNE was clearly intrigued by his friend Camille Pissarro's painting "Louveciennes." He needed more time with it. So one day he borrowed it from Pissarro, took it home and began to study it. Then he copied it. Exhibited together at the Museum of Modern Art, Pissarro's "Louveciennes" of 1871 and Cezanne's of 1872 are the most obvious example of a creative exchange between Cezanne and Pissarro that spanned more than two decades.
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.