Exhibition: Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings

This exhibition runs from Sun, 12th Jul 2020 to Sun, 18th Oct 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

12th Jul 2020  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Today
13th Jul 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
14th Jul 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
15th Jul 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
16th Jul 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
17th Jul 2020  
(10am - 10pm)
18th Jul 2020  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sun, 12th Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £16

With their radiant colours and rugged forms, Paul Cézanne’s paintings of the rocky landscapes of his native France are among the most extraordinary of his career. This is the first exhibition to focus on this body of work.

Around 1869 Paul Cézanne said to his young friend, the poet Joachim Gasquet, “To paint a landscape well, I must first discover its geological foundations”. His fascination with rock formations led to some of his most remarkable paintings and watercolours.

Cézanne was drawn to areas of France notable for their rocky terrain, from the ancient Forest of Fontainebleau to the golden stone and shimmering heat of the abandoned Bibémus Quarry in Provence.

Based on new research, this focused exhibition brings together works in which rocks are the central motif, several of which have not been seen together before. It contrasts the robust presence of the rocks in the oil paintings with the ethereal, almost abstract shapes in the watercolours. The late paintings are among his greatest and most profoundly moving works.

Exhibition organised by the Princeton University Art Museum, in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Royal Academy of Arts,

Burlington House,

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