Cézanne Portraits

Author: John Elderfield

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691177864

Category: Art

Page: 256

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A major new study of the portraiture of one of the most important artists of the nineteenth century Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) may be best known for his landscapes, but he also painted some 160 portraits throughout his exceptional career. This major work establishes portraiture as an essential practice for Cézanne, from his earliest self-portraits in the 1860s; to his famous depictions of figures including his wife Hortense Fiquet, the writer Emile Zola, and the art dealer Ambroise Vollard; and concluding with a poignant series of portraits of his gardener Vallier, made shortly before Cézanne’s death. Featured essays by leading experts explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraits. The authors address the artist’s creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject, as well as the role of self-portraiture for Cézanne. They investigate the chronological evolution of his portrait work, with an examination of the changes that occurred within his artistic style and method, and in his understanding of resemblance and identity. They also consider the extent to which particular sitters influenced the characteristics and development of Cézanne’s practice. Beautifully illustrated with works of art drawn from public and private collections around the world, Cézanne Portraits presents an astonishingly broad range of images that reveal the most personal and human qualities of this remarkable artist. Exhibition Schedule: Musée d’Orsay, Paris (June 13 to September 24, 2017) National Portrait Gallery, London (October 26, 2017 to February 11, 2018) National Gallery of Art, Washington (March 25 to July 1, 2018)


The Self-portraits

Author: Steven Platzman,Paul Cézanne

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232914

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 9420

The author probes the genius of CTzanne by analyzing his self portraits to define the contours of his revolutionary approach to painting.

Czanne's Quarry

Author: Barbara Corrado Pope

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453217916

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3988

A young woman is found murdered . . . and the clues to her death point to her spurned lover, Paul CézanneIn this richly atmospheric novel, a mysterious young woman named Solange Vernet arrives in Aix-en-Provence with her lover, a Darwinian scholar named Charles Westbury, and a year later is found strangled in a quarry outside the city. The young and inexperienced magistrate, Bernard Martin, finds his investigation caught in the crossfires of a raging cultural debate. Initially assuming that Solange’s murder was a simple crime de passion by either a jealous Cézanne or a betrayed Westbury, Bernard soon finds himself on a mission to unravel the secrets of Solange and Cézanne’s hidden past—the key to which may be a series of his paintings which depict the strangulation and violation of a woman with golden-red hair. Exploring the questions of science and religion—and the role of women in these realms—that persist even today, Cézanne’s Quarry is an impressive debut mystery about life, death, love, and art.


A Life

Author: Alex Danchev

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307377075

Category: Art

Page: 488

View: 601

An assessment of the life and work of Paul Câezanne offers insight into his views about an artist's role and his self-doubt about his own capabilities, demonstrating how his beliefs revolutionized the ways subsequent artists would see and depict the world.

Letters on Cézanne

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466807253

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

View: 7552

Rilke's prayerful responses to the french master's beseeching art For a long time nothing, and then suddenly one has the right eyes. Virtually every day in the fall of 1907, Rainer Maria Rilke returned to a Paris gallery to view a Cezanne exhibition. Nearly as frequently, he wrote dense and joyful letters to his wife, Clara Westhoff, expressing his dismay before the paintings and his ensuing revelations about art and life. Rilke was knowledgeable about art and had even published monographs, including a famous study of Rodin that inspired his New Poems. But Cezanne's impact on him could not be conveyed in a traditional essay. Rilke's sense of kinship with Cezanne provides a powerful and prescient undercurrent in these letters -- passages from them appear verbatim in Rilke's great modernist novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Letters on Cezanne is a collection of meaningfully private responses to a radically new art.

Cézanne and the Apple Boy

Author: Laurence Anholt

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

ISBN: 9781847806048


Page: 32

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Paul Cezanne was one of the greatest of the French impressionist painters. This delightful book follows his son, also called Paul, as he travels to the mountains to spend a summer with his father. He discovers that his father, a very large man, paints the natural world with a passion that few can understand. But one day they meet an art dealer in a village who offers to try to sell some of the paintings in Paris ... the rest is history. The reader gains a real insight into Cezanne the man through the eyes of a child - sometimes frightening, fastidious (he won't touch other people), warm-hearted, driven by a passion for his art. And it provides a vivid introduction to Cezanne's work, with reproductions of his most famous paintings incorporated in the illustrations.

The Letters of Paul Cézanne

Author: Alex Danchev

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 160606472X

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 9104

Revered and misunderstood by his peers and lauded by later generations as the father of modern art, Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) has long been a subject of fascination for artists and art lovers, writers, poets, and philosophers. His life was a ceaseless artistic quest, and he channeled much of his wide-ranging intellect and ferocious wit into his letters. Punctuated by exasperated theorizing and philosophical reflection, outbursts of creative ecstasy and melancholic confession, the artist’s correspondence reveals both the heroic and all-toohuman qualities of a man who is indisputably among the pantheon of all-time greats. This new translation of Cézanne’s letters includes more than twenty that were previously unpublished and reproduces the sketches and caricatures with which Cézanne occasionally illustrated his words. The letters shed light on some of the key artistic relationships of the modern period—about one third of Cézanne’s more than 250 letters are to his boyhood companion Émile Zola, and he communicated extensively with Camille Pissarro and the dealer Ambroise Vollard. The translation is richly annotated with explanatory notes, and, for the first time, the letters are cross-referenced to the current catalogue raisonné. Numerous inaccuracies and archaisms in the previous English edition of the letters are corrected, and many intriguing passages that were unaccountably omitted have been restored. The result is a publishing landmark that ably conveys Cézanne’s intricacy of expression.

Paul Cézanne

Painting People

Author: Mary Tompkins Lewis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691177953

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 3234

A concise, accessible introduction to Paul Cézanne's portraiture This beautifully illustrated book features twenty-four masterpieces in portraiture by celebrated French artist Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), offering an excellent introduction to this important aspect of his work. Arranged chronologically and spanning five decades, featured portraits range from the artist’s earliest surviving self-portrait dating from the 1860s to paintings depicting family and friends, including his uncle Dominique, his wife Hortense, his son Paul, and his final portrait of Vallier, the gardener at his house near Aix-en-Provence, completed shortly before Cézanne’s death. Art historian Mary Tompkins Lewis contributes an illuminating essay on Cézanne and his portraiture for general readers, alongside an illustrated chronology of the artist’s life and work.

The Pixels of Paul Cézanne

And Reflections on Other Artists

Author: Wim Wenders

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571336477

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 3578

The Pixels of Paul Cezanne is a collection of essays by Wim Wenders in which he presents his observations and reflections on the fellow artists who have influenced, shaped, and inspired him. "How are they doing it?" is the key question that Wenders asks as he looks at the dance work of Pina Bausch, the paintings of Cezanne, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth, as well as the films of Ingmar Bergman, Michelanelo Antonioni, Ozu, Anthony Mann, Douglas Sirk, and Sam Fuller. He finds the answer by trying to understand their individual perspectives, and, in the process revealing his own art of perception in texts of rare poignancy.

Paul Cezanne

Author: Mike Venezia

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 9780531216699

Category: Painters

Page: 40

View: 5416

Clever illustrations and story lines, together with full-color reproductions of Paul Cezanne's actual works, give children a light yet realistic overview of this artist's life and style.

Wayne Thiebaud


Author: Isabelle Dervaux

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500021897


Page: 160

View: 876

A fascinating study of the drawings by American artist Wayne Thiebaud, published with his cooperation

Anna's Art Adventure

Author: Bjorn Sortland

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 9781575053769

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

View: 7658

On her search for the art museum's bathroom, Anna meets famous artists, becomes part of some of their paintings, and makes her own art.

The Art of Acquiring

A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone

Author: Mary Gabriel

Publisher: Bancroft Press

ISBN: 9781890862732

Category: ART

Page: 256

View: 9610

For four and a half decades, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and art galleries in Europe, building one of the largest, most important art collections in the world. At one time, these two independently wealthy Jewish women from Baltimore received offers from virtually every prominent art museum in the world, all anxious to house their hitherto private assemblage of modern art. In 1949, they awarded all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2002, that collection was valued at nearly $1 billion, making them two of the most philanthropic art collectors of our age.Yet, for complex reasons, the story of the Cone sisters has never been fully or accurately told.Mary Gabriel, an art-minded journalist and women's historian, has, at long last, brought the little-known sisters to life, and shone the spotlight on their remarkable achievements.


Author: Ambroise Vollard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486247298

Category: Art

Page: 133

View: 6075

Friend and art dealer Ambroise Vollard describes Cezanne's career and attempts to capture the artist's complex personality

Cézanne's Composition

Analysis of His Form, with Diagrams and Photographs of His Motifs

Author: Erle Loran

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520007680

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 4987


The Hydrogen Jukebox

Selected Writings of Peter Schjeldahl, 1978-1990

Author: Peter Schjeldahl

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520082826

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 5966

Schjeldahl provides a sharp perspective on individual artists, their work, art-world events and ethics, and new, creative directions. Above all, he challenges established views, infecting readers with his passion for art. "To read Schjeldahl is not to agree or disagree, but rather to enter the enchanting flow of a fertile imagination".--Art in America. (HC:1991)

Socialist Realist Painting

Author: Matthew Cullerne Bown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300068443

Category: Art

Page: 506

View: 4380

After the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, the new government took control of Russian art, nationalizing art collections and laying down the principles that were to govern the creation of new art. Soviet Realism was the result. This book traces the style from its artistic and intellectual origins in 19th-century Russia to its decline at the end of the Soviet period. 184 color and 346 b&w illustrations.