This volume on the life and work of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) brings together a diverse and revealing selection of material, drawn from 800 paintings and 2000 drawings and watercolours, and also from his correspondence and the memoirs of his friends. Despite being one of the most influential of the nineteenth-century artists, Cezanne was far from being a conventional hero, and was ill at ease in the cafes and salons of the Paris art world. The form and structure of his classical work set him apart from the Impressionist mainstream, and led a subsequent generation of art historians to dub him the first Post-Impressionist.
This book provides fascinating evidence of the artist's friendships and family life and through his own writings and the reminiscences of his contemporaries shows the paradoxes and contradictions of his personality.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2000
- 249 x 312mm