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Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings | The Virtual Exhibition Tour

“Montagne Sainte-Victoire seen from the Bibémus Quarry” by Paul Cézanne, circa 1897. Oil on canvas. The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Cone Collection.

 

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings is the first exhibition to examine essential but underestimated aspects of the revolutionary French painter’s work: his profound interest in rocks and geological formations, and his use of such structures to shape the compositions of his canvases.

Throughout his career, Cézanne made canvases that take rock formations as their principal subjects. Although they are among the artist’s most extraordinary landscapes, such paintings of geological forms have never before been the focus of significant scholarship. Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings features approximately 15 of the most important of these paintings, as well as selected watercolors and related documentary material.

The Princeton University Art Museum offers a virtual tour of the exhibition. This video is narrated by curator John Elderfield, who served from 2015 to 2019 as the inaugural Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, distinguished curator and lecturer at the Princeton University Art Museum, and is chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.


About the Princeton University Art Museum

 

With a collecting history that dates back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include over 110,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe.

Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, the Museum offers a respite from the rush of daily life—a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.

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