|Posted on 11 February, 2018 at 0:55|
The Cézanne: Portraits of a Life screening at the Odeon, Beckenham on 23rd January proved to be a very popular outing for my students. This was one of the series of Exhibitions on Screen screenings. This film explained the importance of impressionist Paul Cézanne and how his portraits departed from the usual style of the period, bringing the character of the sitter to life. In addition to looking at key pieces in the exhibition we saw where Cézanne lived and worked.
Exhausted by such a visual feast we repaired to Pizza Express for refreshments and discussion on what we saw. Some liked his work, some did not and some changed their preconceived ideas about him. All in all a stimulating evening. Here's to the next one.
The exhibition is on until 11 February at the National Portait Gallery.