In the city: Cézanne is featured at the AGH

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, look no further than the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH).  From now until February 2015, the AGH is featuring the exhibit The World is An Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.  This special exhibition is just one more way that the AGH is celebrating its centennial year – sharing stunning art with its patrons.

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Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) Still Life with Apples (Pommes sur une chaise), c. 1878 oil on canvas 9 1/8 × 15 5/8 in. (23.2 × 39.7 cm) Museum of Art: Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 41.012

The exhibition examines Cézanne’s monumental achievement in the genre of still life painting, and features nearly twenty masterpieces.  The World is An Apple includes “…early paintings engaging with past masters to very late works unique to him, and treating the range of themes, including apples, flowers and skulls.”  This is a rare exhibit, and the AGH is the only Canadian venue.

Mohawk College Library has resources to help you learn more about Cézanne.  These books can help you discover information about his life and his work.  For a brief view into art from prehistoric times to the 20th century, the library recommends the website World Art Treasures.  This collection of slides from the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation includes art from Egypt, China, Japan, India, and Europe.

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