The exhibition brings to light new, ground-breaking research into the work of one of Modernism’s greatest masters, based on close examination of the DNA makeup that constitutes the papers he used for his watercolours and drawings. This catalogue will feature in-depth analyses of the works in the show by Fabienne Ruppen, as well as extensive commentary on new horizons in Cezanne scholarship by expert Walter Feilchenfeldt (co-author of the artist’s new online catalogue raisonné).
At the centre of the exhibition are two watercolours that Cezanne produced from a large sheet of paper, which he divided in two sections for the purpose of capturing different landscapes, the Courtauld Gallery’s long-time celebrated La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, from 1885–87, and a Paysage Provençal. Speaking about this reunion, Ketty Gottardo, Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings at the Courtauld says 'I could not believe the chance to have found the perfect match to the Courtauld Gallery’s watercolour of La Montagne Sainte Victoire! I am thrilled that this exhibition will bring them together for the first time'.