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The most impressive array of work to be seen in London in years: Cézanne’s Portraits reviewed

11 November 2017

9:00 AM

11 November 2017

9:00 AM

The critic and painter Adrian Stokes once remarked on how fortunate Cézanne had been to be bald, ‘considering the wonderful volume that he always achieved for the dome of his skull’. It’s a good joke, and all the better for being perfectly true — as is demonstrated by the superb sequence of self-portraits included in Cézanne Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.

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