[ Seventh Art / DVD ]
Release Date: Friday 22 March 2019
Described by Picasso and Matisse as "the father of us all" Paul Cézanne is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
During his life Cézanne painted almost a thousand
works, two hundred of which were portraits. Despite this proliferation he remains the least well known of the impressionists and perhaps the most
misunderstood. Cézanne - Portraits of a Life is based on a 'never-to-be-repeated' exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Musee d'Orsay, Paris; and Washington's National Gallery of Art. These portraits provide the substance of this illuminating film which casts entirely new light on Cezanne's life and work.
Shot in 4k, featuring interviews with art experts and conversations with his great-grandson Philippe Cézanne, viewers travel to the artist's home and studio in Provence. Through Cézanne's
correspondence the DVD provides a rare
understanding of the significance and genius of
Cézanne and a key to a true appreciation of 20th