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From Szapocznikow to Cézanne’s portraits: these are the exhibitions to book now

The best new openings in October at the National Portrait Gallery, Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

By Prospect Team  

Cézanne’s Portraits

National Portrait Gallery, 26th October to 11th February 2018

According to Ambroise Vollard, Paul Cézanne held that “the goal of all art is the human face,” but sitting for him was excruciating. Even so, in his lifetime, Cézanne painted over 200 portraits, including 26 self-portraits and 29 portraits of his patient wife, Hortense. He would conjure, with his deceptively austere geometries, the unease of his sitters. This exhibition gathers together works ranging in date from Cézanne’s vigorous, thickly painted portraits of his Uncle Dominique, dating from the 1860s, through to…

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