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Online Lecture: Paul Cézanne — The Father of Modern Art

Program No. 24648RJ
Join us on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A session about the celebrated painter, Paul Cézanne.
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At a Glance

Who are some of the most important artists of Parisian modernism? And what are the threads that run through the work of those artists? Let’s explore these questions, and unpack why the School of Paris is so universally beloved through four stand-alone lectures — each focused on one of the kingpins of modernist art. Experience Cezanne, Matisse, Modigliani and Chagall while learning what makes the most innovative late-19th and early-20th century French art so extraordinary. This lecture will focus on Paul Cézanne, who is among the most celebrated painters in the canon. As Henri Matisse noted, “In modern art, it is undoubtedly to Cézanne that I owe the most.” With his portraits, still-lives and landscapes, he sought to – as he famously quipped – “treat nature by means of the cylinder, the sphere, the cone.” Cézanne’s work bridged the gap between Impressionism and the pioneering developments in the School of Paris during the first decade of the 20th century. Discover why Pablo Picasso believed he was “the father of us all,” and how his remarkable paintings had such a profound impact on generations of artists.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event. This free lecture is in loving memory of August Ferretti, passionate lifelong learner and Road Scholar friend.

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