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Don't miss "Picasso-Cézanne"

-Krista Dulon

Picasso (left) and Cézanne (Click to view larger version...)
Picasso (left) and Cézanne
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A major art event will be taking place in Aix-en-Provence this spring/summer at the Musée Granet, three years after the acclaimed "Cézanne in Provence" exhibit that brought thousands to the city in 2006.

Were you aware that Picasso greatly admired Cézanne? The new exhibit opening 25 May explores Cézanne's influence on Picasso's development as an artist, as well as shared themes in their work. It reunites paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures from private and public collections around the world, including three of Cézanne's masterpieces from Picasso's personal collection. In all, the exhibit will present 100 works by the two artists.

And there's more. As an added attraction Picasso's 17th century château in Vauvenargues will open its doors to visitors for the first time in its history. Picasso resided here with his wife from 1959 to 1965, specifically choosing to live and work in an area that had so inspired Cézanne. It is also the final resting place of the master painter. Located only a few minutes from Aix, shuttle buses will be provided by the Tourist Office for the full duration of "Picasso-Cézanne".

The exhibit and the château visits run from 25 May through 27 September. Tickets can be purchased at the Musée Granet ticket office, the Tourist Office in Aix-en-Provence, or on-line in English at http://www.ticketnet.fr.


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