Eni is a partner of the exhibition Cézanne and Italian artists of the 20th century, from 5 October 2013 to 2 Februray 2014 at the Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano in Rome.

This marks a renewal of Eni’s support for the Vittoriano where twenty works by the French master will be in a dialogue with works by painters such as Carrà, Morandi and De Pisis. There are four thematic and iconographic sections: still life, nudes, landscapes and portraits. In the exhibition we see how the work of Paul Cézanne and his capacity to reduce form to its essentials penetrated twentieth century Italian painting, nourishing the artists and exercising a widespread influence.

The paintings on display in the exhibition, and on loan from some of the world’s most prestigious museums (the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Musèe d’Orsay in Paris and Rome’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna).

Cézanne, defined by many as the father of modern art, with his essential art constantly in search of geometric linearity, was able to bring together a number of different artistic movements; impressionism, from which he learned how to express himself through an immediate and unelaborated use  of reality, Constructivism, during which Cézanne created the conditions for a new pictorial vision. Reality was no longer to be depicted as an imitation of the real, but rather to be dug out and discovered, first of all, by consciousness, before then adding the studies that, would soon lead to the beginnings of Cubism.

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