- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: EXHIBITION OF WORK BY CEZANNE EXPECTED TO ATTRACT HUGE CROWDS
- Date: 6th February 1996
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 6, 1996) (RTV - AVAILABLE ALL) 1. SV PAN FROM RIVER THAMES TO EXTERIOR OF TATE GALLERY 0.09 2. SV BANNERS ADVERTISING EXHIBITION OF PAUL CEZANNE 0.13 3. SV PEOPLE LOOKING AT PAINTINGS 0.18 4. SCU PAINTING BY CEZANNE, THE KITCHEN TABLE 0.29 5. SV PAN OF VARIOUS PAINTINGS OF SUBJECT MONT SAINTE-VICTOIRE 0.47 6. SV VARIOUS OF PORTRAIT PAINTINGS BY CEZANNE 0.51 7. CU PAINTING BY CEZANNE, SEATED PEASANT 1.02 8. CU PAINTING BY CEZANNE, WOMAN WITH A COFFEE POT 1.10 9. SV PAINTING BY CEZANNE - PYRAMID OF SKULLS 1.24 10. SCU CURATOR OF TATE GALLERY, SIMON WILSON SPEAKING (ENGLISH) 1.58 11. CU CEZANNE PAINTING OF THE LARGE BATHERS 2.19 12. SV PAN SHOWING BOTH CEZANNE PAINTINGS OF THE LARGE BATHERS IN THE SAME ROOM 2.26 SEQUENCE 10 TRANSCRIPT: WILSON: "WHAT NOW SEEMS TO BE THE CASE IS THAT CEZANNE IS APPEARING AS THE GREATEST OF ALL THAT GENERATION (IMPRESSIONISTS) AND THIS EXHIBITION IS THE FIRST COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF CEZANNE SINCE 1937 AND HERE WE HAVE THIS GREAT ARTIST WHO HAS NOT BEEN SEEN PROPERLY FOR NEARLY 60 YEARS." Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 21st February 1996 12:00
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Reuters ID: LVA8QKGM1FGZPHEL4D49ML599OKY
- Story Text: A blockbuster exhibition of work by the man generally regarded as 'the father of modern art', Paul Cezanne, is expected to attract gigantic crowds when it opens in London on Thursday (February 8).
Cezanne fever is already gripping Britain, as a result of widespread media coverage.
Hailed as 'the art event of the year', the exhibition looks likely to be a sell-out, with 24,000 advance tickets already snapped up.
It is the first complete retrospective of Cezanne's work since 1936 and is the result of a collaboration between the Tate Gallery in London, the Reunion des Musees Nationaux in Paris and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States.
The exhibition began in Paris and will run in London for nearly two months before moving on to the United States.
Visitors will be able to view some 160 paintings, watercolours and drawings lent from public and private collections around the world.
Cezanne, who failed his entrance exams to art school, enjoyed little success in his own lifetime.
But he and other artists grouped under the title of 'Impressionists', irreversibly changed the direction of Western art, according to experts.
Simon Wilson, curator of the Tate Gallery, said on Tuesday (February 6) that Cezanne has emerged as the greatest of his generation and that he had not been seen properly for 60 years.
One of the highlights of the exhibition will be the reunion of two versions of possibly the most famous painting by Cezanne -- the Large Bathers.
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