Van Gogh and Cézanne made little impact on the public mind during their lifetimes - the British art world remained in thrall to the academic art of the nineteenth century and the French and Britsh Impressionists. Both were rebels with art as their cause - Van Gogh painted quickly, exploiting the power of vibrant colour to express his emotions. Cézanne's analytical approach led him to ponder each and every brushstroke. Neither sold much in their lifetime - only their artist friends appreciated the changes they brought into being.
In this morning salon, art historian Julia Musgrave looks at how the work of these two great artists went from unsold to blockbuster in the early years of the 20th century - and how their art went on to influence a new generation of artists in London.
Morning event with coffee and pastries.
In time for the opening of the Tate Britain exhibition Impressionists in London (2 November 2017–29 April 2018) and Cézanne Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery (26 October 2017–11 February 2018).
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