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The Fine Arts in Budapest travels to the origins of the inspiration of Cézanne

The Fine Arts in Budapest travels to the origins of the inspiration of Cézanne
Budapest, October 26 (EFE). - The exhibition "Cézanne and the past," which opens today the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, presented to the authors and works that inspired the French painter whose influence can be seen in his famous landscapes, still lifes and portraits.
Paul Cézanne and Cubism announced the vanguards of the XXI century. But despite this pioneering vision, his art was inspired by classical masters, from Michelangelo to Goya as claimed this exhibition brings together more than one hundred works.
Besides emblematic works of Cézanne, as "card players", "Mointagne Sainte-Victoire" or more examples of the series "Bathers" and "Harlequin", the museum contains 40 pieces by masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Goya or Eugène Delacroix.
Thus, a body of the series "The Horrors of War" by Goya, appears hung next to "Autopsy", Cézanne, to allow visitors to compare the harshness with which both artists represent death.
At other times, the French master rethought reasons, such as "The card players", attributed to the Le Nain brothers in the seventeenth century and that Cézanne did evolve into his famous work of the same name, in which the use of building geometry advances characters and Cubism.
Another source of inspiration was the still lifes of Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), who served Cézanne to rediscover a genre which at the time seemed extinct.
But Cézanne did not just inspired by the old masters, but "sought to develop artistic problems, which later played under his own perspective," says exhibition curator, Judith Gasko.
Many of the paintings and drawings that exposes Budapest Fine Arts until February 17 were provided by museums like the Louvre and d'Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery and the British Museum in London, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the Albertina in Vienna.
"It is the most important exhibition of the history of the Museum of Fine Arts," said Laszlo Baan, director of the institution, who said that this show will be a "true international sensation."