Introductory Exhibition talks: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30–4.15pm
Tours are free with price of admission and no booking is necessary.
Please meet in the Exhibition Shop on the Third Floor.
Booking is preferred for all lectures and talks as places are limited. To book please telephone the Box Office on 01865 305 305, or follow this link to book online.
Cézanne: Form and Modernity
With Alice Foster, Art Historian
Saturday 29 March, 11am–12pm, Headley Lecture Theatre
Alice Foster looks at the influence of Impressionism and the work of Camille Pissarro on Cézanne’s painting; and how Cézanne’s radical compositions went onto influence later artists such as Picasso. Tickets £4/£3 concessions. Booking preferred as places are limited.
The Painters of Provence
With Juliet Heslewood, art historian
Saturday 12 April, 11am–12pm, Headley Lecture Theatre
Juliet Heslewood discusses the influence of the Provençal landscape on Cézanne and other artists who worked in the south of France. Tickets £4/£3 concessions. Booking preferred as places are limited.
Paul Cézanne, the Dedicated Amateur
With Dr Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean Museum
Saturday 12 April, 2–3pm, Headley Lecture Theatre
Cézanne was perhaps the most influential artist of modern times. His work has been taken as a starting point by generations of 20th-century artists and he continues to inspire. The extent of his importance has led to exaggerated claims for his place in history, somewhere between Leonardo da Vinci and Einstein. How did he achieve this reputation and why is he such a sympathetic artist? Tickets £4/£3 concessions. Booking preferred as places are limited.
Gauguin’s Paradise Lost
With Alastair Wright, Fellow of St John’s College
Friday 23 May, 11am-12pm, Headley Lecture Theatre
Like many Western visitors to Tahiti in the later 19th century, Gauguin bemoaned the destruction of the island’s culture by French colonialism. Examine the roots of this melancholy view of paradise lost and explore how it is reflected in Gauguin’s painting, sculpture, and print-making. Tickets £4/£3 concessions. Booking preferred as places are limited.
Cézanne: a Modern Field of Vision
With Miranda Creswell, Project Artist, Institute of Archaeology
Saturday 24 May, 11am–12pm, Headley Lecture Theatre
Cézanne’s unique and ground-breaking observations of landscape continue to influence artists today. This lecture examines his landscapes, peripheral vision, and his links with contemporary artists and archaeologists. Tickets £4/£3 concessions. Booking preferred as places are limited.
Cézanne and the Modern
With Prof Christopher Butler, University of Oxford
Friday 6 June, 2–3pm, Headley Lecture Theatre
Christopher Butler, author of Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe 1900–1916, will discuss Cézanne and Modernism in Europe. Tickets £4/£3 concessions. Booking preferred as places are limited.
Art Appreciation and Workshops
Booking is essential for all workshops and courses. To book please telephone the Box Office on 01865 305 305, or follow this link to book online.
The Life & Work of Cézanne
With David Addison, Art Historian
Wednesday 26 March, 2, 9 & 16 April, 2–4pm, Education Centre
This four-week course explores the creative genius of Paul Cézanne, one of the pioneers of modern art. Tickets £40/£30 concessions. Booking essential.
With Kieran Stiles, artist
Friday 25 April, 10.30am–4pm
Paul Cézanne learned his craft by making observational drawings of figure casts and sculptures by the great masters. Use the Ashmolean’s collections in the Cast Galleries and around the Museum to follow in his footsteps. This structured workshop will focus on the principles of drawing - from controlling line, sensitivity to details, to tone and how tones relate to each other. Tickets are £65/£60 concessions. Booking is essential.
Cézanne and Still Life
With Weimin He, artist
Tuesday 17 June, 5.30–8.30pm
Improve your still life drawing skills and develop a better understanding of still life in Cézanne’s work. This workshop is designed for people who have basic drawing skills. Tickets are £40/£35 concessions, and all materials are included. Booking is essential.
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