Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), Still Life, 1867, oil on canvas, 31 7/8 x 39 ¼ in. (81 x 99.6 cm), Toledo Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1949.6
Édouard Manet (1832–1883), France, Fish (Still Life), 1864, oil on canvas, 28 15/16 x 36 3/8 in. (73.5 x 92.4 cm), Art Institute of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection, 1942.311
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), France, Still Life with Bread and Eggs, 1865, oil on canvas, 23 1/4 x 30 in. (59.1 x 76.2 cm), Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of Mary E. Johnston, 1955.73
Jean-Frederic Bazille (1841–1870), France, Still Life with Fish, 1866, oil on canvas, 25 x 32 ¼ in. (63.5 x 81.9 cm), Detroit Institute of Arts; Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 1988.9
Claude Monet (1840–1926), France, Still Life with Bottle, Carafe, Bread, and Wine, circa 1863–63, oil on canvas, 15 5/8 x 23 9/16 in. (36.7 x 59.9 cm), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 2014.18.32
One Each features paintings by five young French artists who, in the 1860s, used the still life genre to experiment with new techniques and pictorial aims in painting. In these years, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Édouard Manet, Frédéric Bazille, and Claude Monet were modernizing painting, creating a style—Impressionism—that would polarize the art world and have a profound impact on art to come. These five paintings combine familiar subjects from the kitchen counter and dinner table—a glass of wine, freshly-caught fish, a loaf of bread, lemons—with revolutionary artistic intent. The artists’ methods of making are put boldly on view—broad and emphatic brushwork, paint sculpted on the canvas. The Impressionists termed this audacious rebalancing of priorities and values in an artwork “sincerity.”
Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Saturday, March 12, 2022, 11 a.m.
Join Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawing, Peter Bell, for a virtual closer look at the latest exhibition One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 6 p.m.
Fath Auditorium, please enter through the DeWitt entrance of the museum
Tickets include entry to the lecture, lite bites and wine tasting, and entry into the exhibition.
General Admission, $45
Join us on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 6 p.m. for a lecture by Maite Gomez-Rejón exploring how nineteenth-century French café and food culture intersects with the iconic imagery of Impressionism.
Gomez-Rejón has dedicated her career to exploring the nexus of art and culinary history through lectures, cooking classes, and tastings presented in museums and universities across the country and through videos on her website and YouTube channel, ArtBites: Cooking Art History. She earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplôme from the French Culinary Institute, New York, and worked in museums across the country before founding ArtBites in 2007.
Following the lecture, sommelier Kevin Hart will give a brief overview on the art of wine tasting, and the audience will be invited to the Great Hall to enjoy a wine tasting experience hosted by Hart & Cru and tour the exhibition, One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends.
Select days & times in April
Free. Visitors meet in the lobby.
Join us for a docent-led tour of One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends.
Public Tours schedule:
Saturday, April 16, 2022, 1–3 p.m.
General Admission: $12, Art Museum Members: $6. Reservations Required.
Featuring Lynne Ambrosini, Deputy Director/Chief Curator Emerita, Taft Museum of Art
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 7 p.m.
What do a jar of peaches, a black clock, an eel, and a vase of white roses have in common? All figured in still lifes created by the young Impressionists and their peers, who were forging new, radically simplified painting styles in the 1860s. Consume the visual feasts arranged by Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, and others while exploring this richly sensual vein of subject matter.
Directed by Danièle Thompson, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 7 p.m.
Film screening in Fath Auditorium with introduction by Dr. Peter Jonathan Bell. Learn more here.
Generously supported by:
The Patricia Kisker Foundation
The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation