Cezanne: Provincial from Provence to Father of Modern Art

The Arts Society Ealing presents a lecture by Elizabeth Strang

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January 17, 2023

The next online talk to be hosted by The Arts Society Ealing will be given by Elizabeth Strang on ‘Cezanne: Provincial from Provence to Father of Modern Art.

This lecture links in with the current exhibition at Tate Modern. Elizabeth Strang was recruited as a Guide when Tate Modern opened in 2000 and has since worked at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. She specialises in 20th century art, and lectures widely on the subject.

A Provencal from birth whose love of his native land was a constant, Cézanne painted determinedly and single-mindedly following his own path. He never gained entry to l’Ecole des Beaux Arts nor had a work accepted by the Salon. Difficult, touchy and anti-social, but capable of strong friendships (Zola and Pissarro) success eluded him until his old age. Then, confronted by his strong colours, single brushstrokes and original viewpoint, Picasso, Braque, and others were inspired to call him the “Father of Modern Art.”

This talk is at 7:30pm on Monday 23 January online via Zoom. Visitors are welcome to join for free, but are asked to register in advance to get the link by contacting: spsecretarytase@gmail.com.

The Arts Society Ealing belongs to the large umbrella organisation, The Arts Society, previously known as the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), which was founded in 1968. The local Society, which has a membership of around 140, is now one of the 388 member societies of The Arts Society that have been formed throughout the United Kingdom, in parts of Europe and in Australia and New Zealand.

The Arts Society Ealing holds 10 lectures a year and more information can be found by visiting its web site.

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