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To mark the 100th anniversary of Paul Cezanne's death, the big exhibition 'Cezanne in Provence' opens at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Museum Granet in Aix-en-Provence and celebrates the 'great forerunner of twentieth-century art'.
The documentary offers an insight into the legend of an artist: the Victory of Cezanne. Paul Cezanne was a solitary hero of modern art, a 'contemplative monk' withdrawn to a mountain, and thus the Holy Victory became the symbol of his work as well as the incarnation of the artist.
Cezanne was first known as a 'cursed painter', ignored and disparaged, but later became a 'recognized master', the inventor of abstraction with record-breaking pieces on the art market.
What is most surprising, though, is that the man and his paintings were so little understood at the time.