I saw Cézanne on a bus today!!! …well, sort of. There is a new IndyGo bus in town and it’s hard to miss. The new bus features a painting by Paul Cézanne from the IMA’s collection. As you can see from this photo, the painting covers the entirety of the bus.
If you’re a little rusty on your art history, Cézanne was a French painter from the 19th Century whose artwork was from the Post-Impressionism period. Cézanne’s paintings bridged the gap between late Impressionism and the 20th century movement, Cubism. His artwork is usually very recognizable because of his repetitive and exploratory brushstrokes. These defining brushstrokes are easily seen in the painting featured on the IndyGo bus, House in Provence, which consist of a single farmhouse set in the landscape of Mont Sainte-Victorie, a mountain in Cézanne’s native Provence in southern France. You can also check out the painting at the IMA, as House in Provence is currently on view!
If you happen to see the bus around town, snap a photo of it! Then upload your photo to the IMA’s Flickr group and send us the link to your image by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then send you an email with a coupon code for 50% off to the Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial exhibition or Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria. Happy searching!