Paul Cézanne La Corbeille de pommes

“I am very happy to say that the work panOpticon did for us in setting up a database for our catalogue raisonné of Paul Cézanne is brilliant. The system they set up is easy to use, flexible, and amazingly comprehensive. We are thrilled with the final product and, in fact, would probably not have been able to produce this catalogue at all without their help. They have a clear understanding of what information will be of interest to scholars and general users and have a sensitivity toward Cézanne’s work and existing scholarship which has greatly impressed me.”
David Nash, Director, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
The Paintings of Paul Cézanne


Why use our tools for your catalogue raisonne?

New research and a first-rate content management system
together will help you fill in the blanks
and clear up errors, misinformation, and assumptions
that have become a permanent part of the material record.

We worked closely with archivists, writers, historians,
curators, galleries, museums, foundations, estates, and artists
to bring you the most comprehensive system available.

You just need to provide the content.


panOpticonCRMS* is behind these catalogues:

Paul Cézanne

Mary Cassatt

Arthur Dove

Arshile Gorky

Fitz Henry Lane

Edwin Dickinson

Sam Francis

Roy Lichtenstein

David Smith

Kay Sage

John F. Folinsbee

George Inness

Jan Brueghel

Alfred Munnings

Peter Campus

John Singer Sargent

Jack Tworkov


*panOpticonCRMS is our Catalogue Raisonné Management System

  • Our software is web-based, so it can be accessed anywhere there is an Internet connection.
  • Since the software resides online and is accessed through an ordinary web browser, no particular system requirements are needed.
  • Only one License is necessary.
  • The software is password protected with different levels of access for other users that are entirely under your control.
  • Depending on what you need, we have three different software packages to choose from.
  • If you have data, we can convert and migrate yours to fit our database structure. We convert most data formats. You lose nothing in the process.
  • We can work with you to modify our product to meet the demands of a specific artist or to accommodate a particular kind of content.
  • We don’t host your catalogue; our customers purchase a web-hosting package with an outside vendor if they don’t already have one. We can walk you through the process. When you’re ready, we upload the software and the database with its new contents to your host server.
  • The web host regularly backs up your database. Some hosts charge a little extra, but most include backups in the price. We make sure that backups are running periodically. If you ever need a previous version of the database reinstalled, we can do that for you, or let you know how it can be done within the web-host’s site.
  • We can help you register a domain name if you don’t already have one.
  • We will train your staff, interns, and anyone else who will be using the software in on-site and/or remote tutorials.
  • Call for assistance during regular business hours, or get support via email.
  • Apart from whatever support you need from us, there’s no need for IT involvement—it’s an entirely do-it-yourself enterprise!
  • And when you are ready, you can use your data to design for print, or we can work with you to create a website that takes full advantage of your content.


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Above: Paul Cézanne, La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, c.1890. Oil on canvas, 25 5/8 x 37 1/2 in. (65 x 95.2 cm). Musée d’Orsay, Paris