Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MoMA presents Cézanne to Picasso

Paul Cézanne. Still Life with Fruit Dish (detail). 1879-80.
NEW YORK, NY / MoMA.orgCézanne to Picasso: Paintings from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection is an intimate installation that highlights a group of nine exceptional early modern European paintings that have been promised over the years to The Museum of Modern Art by David and Peggy Rockefeller.

Thematically, the ensemble provides a small survey of portraiture, landscape, and still-life painting during the early period of modern art. Featuring superb examples of Post-Impressionist, Fauvist, and Cubist painting, ranging from Paul Cézanne’s Still Life with Fruit Dish (1879–80, detail shown above on left) to Pablo Picasso’s The Reservoir, Horta de Ebro (summer 1909, detail shown above on right), this presentation of the early flowering of modern art celebrates the Rockefellers’ longstanding generosity to the Museum.

Cézanne to Picasso is currently on view until August 31, 2009.


"Cézanne to Picasso" highlights modern art movements including Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism -- which art movements do you prefer?

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