November 21, 1977 12:00 PM

During the last decade of his life, Paul Cézanne wandered France’s Provence region in search of motifs. But he complained until his death in 1906 that he was unable to capture “the magnificent richness of coloring that animates nature.” Just how very close he came can be seen in this not-to-be-missed exhibit of more than 100 of his late works, including his dazzling and rarely exhibited watercolors. After Cézanne pried reality apart, it was never again seen in quite the same way, and these last works contributed significantly to the development of 20th-century art. The exhibit, complemented by a full and scholarly catalogue, will be on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art through January 3. Then it will travel to Houston and later to the Grand Palais in Paris.

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