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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Read the thoughts and impressions left by others during the run of the Cézanne and Beyond exhibition.
I would have loved this exhibit... If only it weren't for the Jasper Johns and Ellsworth Kelly pieces. They ruined it for me.
Anonymous - 4.5.2009 - 11:54 PM
I have returned from seeing this exposition. Cezanne and Beyond is a great show, which I strongly recommend to prospective visitors. What I liked most was the superb juxtaposition of Cezanne's paintings with those of artists who had followed Cezanne's 'spirit' and form. The audio presentation was also quite good.
Tom - 4.4.2009 - 8:04 PM
e brown, you dont have a clue what art is!! i would assume you think drawing is art, just a craft that can be learned by a monkey, of which, i would assume you have not been out of the trees that long!!!
Not A. Clue - 4.4.2009 - 2:17 PM
In a visit to the Picasso Museum in Paris, there is a point made of comparing Picasso to Cezanne. When the two are compared side-by-side, the resemblance or influence is indeed unmistakable, though obviously Picasso and all of Cezanne's artistic progeny brought their own brand of genius to what they were doing. Congratulations to the PMA for bringing this together.
Randy Shiner - 3.29.2009 - 7:22 PM
Stunning,remarkable,incredible,and beautiful. I would like to add a perpective on Picasso's interest
and influence in African Art,which had an impact on
his art also. And also other great artist.
Juanita beverly - 3.22.2009 - 4:32 AM
Sure are a lot of women artists in the show! And diversity in general! Especially love the inclusion of Philly artists. Great work! Bust this block!
anony-mouse - 3.4.2009 - 8:51 PM
This exhibit is breath-taking! With more than 50 great works by Cezanne himself and a hundred or so by artists from Picasso and Matisse to Ellsworth Kelly and Jeff Wall, it's truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this eye-popping demonstration of their inspiration and admiration of the "first modern master."
The curation is stunning, so that even the most elusively abstract works of current artists are better understood through each artist's debt to and ideas about the art of Cezanne. And not least: the catalog is excellent, and is lavishly and gorgeously illustrated!
Don't miss this show...
Every-tourist - 3.4.2009 - 5:41 PM
Modern Art from the past.
Anonymous - 3.1.2009 - 2:19 PM
I would guess that e brown has never had the privilege of visiting the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam to view the array Vincent's illuminating drawings. Mon Dieu!
Anonymous - 2.28.2009 - 10:04 AM
Why not include a painting by 93 year old Delaware artist Edward L. Loper, Sr.? Having studied at the Barnes Foundation years ago, he continues to paint kaleidoscopic colorist pictures that are clearly influenced by Cezanne yet instantly recognizable as his own. It's a real shame to ignore living, local artists.
Anonymous - 2.26.2009 - 11:00 AM
Neither Cezanne nor Van Gogh could draw well but Van Gogh added something to drawing while Cezanne killed it. A couple of generations after him how many of the artists who Cezanne influenced can actually draw? Cezanne may have added some things to art but he also took away drawing. I will not be sad when the day comes when he is just another fossil in the museum.
e brown - 2.26.2009 - 9:03 AM
Stunning! Such a span of remarkable artists. Truly inspiring.
anonymous - 2.23.2009 - 11:40 AM