Cezanne: Portraits of a Life (DVD) | Seventh Art SEV202

Cezanne: Portraits of a Life (DVD)


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Label: Seventh Art

Cat No: SEV202

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 27th April 2018



Brian Cox (narrator)


Brian Cox (narrator)


Described by Picasso and Matisse as “the father of us all”, Paul Cézanne is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.

During his life Cézanne painted almost a thousand works, two hundred of which were portraits. Despite this proliferation he remains the least well known of the impressionists and perhaps the most misunderstood. Cézanne - Portraits of a Life is based on a ‘never-to-be-repeated’ exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; and Washington’s National Gallery of Art. These portraits provide the substance of this illuminating film which casts entirely new light on Cezanne’s life and work.

Shot in 4k, featuring interviews with art experts and conversations with his great-grandson Philippe Cézanne, viewers travel to the artist’s home and studio in Provence. Through Cézanne’s correspondence the DVD provides a rare understanding of the significance and genius of Cézanne and a key to a true appreciation of 20th-century art.

Duration: 87’
Aspect Ratio: 16.9 Widescreen
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Japanese

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