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Nearly thirty years ago seven paintings, including a priceless Cézanne, were stolen from a private collection in America. Art of the Heist: Chasing Cézanne, 2007
Most mysterious of all was the identity of the man who had possession of the paintings all those hands and was finally exposed in an English courtroom. ibid.
1978 Stockbridge, Massachusetts: A bizarre story of dishonesty and double-dealing involving one of the most important paintings in the history of art. ibid.
The thieves seemed to know what they were looking for. ibid.
The request to Lloyds had come from an Englishman working in the construction business in Russia. ibid.
The people holding the paintings turned out to be a mysterious organisation called Erie International Trading Company registered in Panama. ibid.
‘This was it; he had the real thing.’ ibid. expert verifies recovery
Radcliffe had pulled off the biggest art recovery in modern art heist history. ibid.
The Cézanne went up for auction at Sotherby’s in London. ibid.
The Courtauld has an exceptional collection of his work ... The collection begins in the mid-1870s. Tim Marlow at the Courtauld 3/3
Three great galleries – the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the National Portrait gallery in London and the National Gallery in Washington DC were planning the first ever exhibition entirely focused on portraits by Cézanne. Tim Marlow, Great Art s3e5: Cézanne – Portraits of a Life, ITV 2019
Cézanne considered among the greatest of all artists. ibid.
Cézanne’s early work, the pictures he showed in the first exhibition, are still challenging today. Waldemar Januszczak, The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution II: The Great Outdoors
Never before has anyone produced art that was deliberately dark and crude and tough as these strange pictures. ibid.
When Cézanne became a landscape painter his darkness seemed suddenly to evaporate into sudden shivers. ibid.
Cézanne showed in three Impressionist exhibitions, and then fell out with Pissarro which was typical. Cézanne fell out with everyone. ibid.
Cézanne produced some of the most revolutionary pictures in the story of art. ibid.
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God-made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. Paul Cézanne
Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience. Paul Cézanne
The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. (Artists: Paul Cézanne
For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations. Paul Cézanne
Painting is damned difficult – you always think you've got it, but you haven’t. Paul Cézanne
There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind: each of them should aid the other. Paul Cézanne
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. Paul Cézanne
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself. Paul Cézanne
Art has a harmony parallel with nature. Paul Cézanne
The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it. Paul Cézanne
With an apple I will astonish Paris. Paul Cézanne
Don’t be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation. Paul Cézanne
Painting must give us the flavour of nature’s eternity. Paul Cézanne
Colour is the place where our brain and the universe meet. That’s why colour appears so entirely dramatic, to true painters. Paul Cézanne
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured. Paul Cézanne
Cézanne is one of the greatest of those who changed the course of art history ... From him we have learned that to alter the colouring of an object is to alter its structure. His work proves without doubt that painting is not – or not any longer – the art of imitating an object by lines and colours, but of giving plastic [solid] form to our nature. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger, Du Cubisme, 1912
Cézanne: It was the antithesis of the realism that had dominated European art for centuries. Apples, Pears and Paint: How to Make a Still Life Painting, BBC 2014
Cézanne had abandoned the fiction that a painting is a picture into reality. ibid.
Paul Cézanne had an absolutely difficult personality … obsessive, solitary, right-wing and paranoid. Matthew Collings, Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice, Channel 4 2004
A devout Catholic … His painting is the most revolutionary type of art there’s ever been … he won’t tolerate any left-wing views. ibid.
Cézanne did about two hundred paintings of bathers. ibid.
My age and my health will never allow me to realise the artistic dream I have pursued all my life. Cézanne: Portraits of a Life, Sky Arts 2020
Cézanne Portraits exhibition 26 October 2017: ‘This is the first exhibition that is dedicated to Cézanne’s portraits.’ ibid. Laurence des Cars, director Musee d’Orsay re London National Portrait Gallery exhibition
Painting endures … I almost forgot to tell you, I was sent another rejection letter. It’s neither new nor surprising. ibid. Cézanne to Pissarro
Paris 24th August 1877: Dear Emile, It seems that a deep depression reigns in the Impressionist camp. They are not exactly making their fortune. We are living in very troubled times. ibid.
I made some progress. Why so late and so laboriously? Is Art really a priesthood that requires the pure in heart who completely surrender themselves to it? ibid. letter to Vollard