Cézanne Portraits
塞尚之肖像


National Portrait Gallery
26 October 2017 – 11 February 2018

The National Portrait Gallery is to stage the first exhibition devoted entirely to portraits by Paul Cézanne. This major new exhibition, Cézanne Portraits, brings together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world.

Cézanne Portraits © 2017 ART.ZIP

 

Portraits previously unseen in the UK include the artist’s arresting Self Portrait in a Bowler Hat(1885-6). Also on UK display for the first time since the 1930s is Boy in a Red Waistcoat(1888-90), one of a series of paintings of a young man in Italian clothes identified as Michelangelo de Rosa, and Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair (1888-90) last exhibited in London in 1936 and 1939 respectively.

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted almost 200 portraits during his career, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife. Cézanne Portraits explores the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture, including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject. The chronological development of Cézanne’s portraiture is considered, with an examination of the changes that occurred with respect to his style and method, and his understanding of resemblance and identity. The exhibition also discusses the extent to which particular sitters inflected the characteristics and development of his practice.

Works included in the exhibition range from Cezanne’s remarkable portraits of his Uncle Dominique, dating from the 1860s, through to his final portraits of Vallier, who helped Cézanne in his garden and studio, made shortly before the artist’s death in 1906.

Cézanne is widely understood to be one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century. Generally categorised as a Post-Impressionist, his unique method of building form with colour, and his analytical approach to nature influenced the art of Cubists, Fauvists, and successive generations of avant-garde artists. Both Matisse and Picasso called Cézanne ‘the father of us all.’

 

英國國家肖像畫廊將舉辦首個保羅·塞尚肖像展。這個名為《塞尚之肖像》的大型展覽將展出來自全世界的逾50幅塞尚創作的肖像畫。

該展覽展出了之前從未在英國展出的《圓頂禮帽自畫像》(1885-86);同時,也有1930年代後就未曾在英國展出的《穿紅色馬甲的男孩》(1888-90),這是塞尚為一身著意大利服飾的男青年所作的系列畫作之一,經過辨認,這位男青年是米開朗基羅·德·羅薩;還有早在1936年和1939年曾於倫敦展出過的《黃椅上的塞尚夫人》(1888-90)。

保羅·塞尚(1839-1906)一生中畫過約200幅肖像畫,其中自畫像26幅,其夫人的畫像29幅。《塞尚之肖像》探索了其肖像畫的繪畫特徵及主題特徵,包括他所創的互補色彩,以及對同個主題的多版本創作。通過審視塞尚藝術風格和創作方法的變化,以及他對相像性和一致性的理解,該展覽回顧了塞尚肖像藝術的時間性發展。展覽還討論了一些模特在一定程度上影響了塞尚藝術實踐的特色和發展。

該展覽展品包括塞尚1860年代為其叔叔多米尼克繪製的出色肖像畫,到1906年塞尚死前不久為園丁和畫室助手瓦里爾所作的作品。

塞尚被廣泛認為是十九世紀最有影響力的畫家之一。一般認為他是後印象派畫家,其用色塑形以及用分析方法描繪自然的獨特方法影響了立體派、野獸派及後世的眾多前鋒藝術家。馬蒂斯和畢加索都把塞尚稱作“現代繪畫之父”。

 

展覽場地:英國國家肖像畫廊
展覽時間:2017年10月26日至2018年2月11日
更多信息:www.npg.org.uk