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Exhibitions

The genius of Cezanne

29 October 2022

9:00 AM

29 October 2022

9:00 AM

Cezanne

Tate Modern, until 12 March 2023

Pity the poor curators of major exhibitions struggling to find fresh takes on famous masters. The curators of Tate Modern’s new Cezanne blockbuster have begun by dropping the acute accent from his surname, apparently a Parisian affectation not in use on the artist’s home turf. Anticipating grumbles about another major exhibition devoted to a dead white male artist, they have emphasised Cezanne’s outsider status by painting him as a provincial from Provence.

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