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Author Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906.

Title Cézanne / Françoise Cachin ... [et al. ; translator, John Goodman]
Published New York : H.N. Abrams in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1996


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Description 600 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents Introduction: "He is the man who paints" / Francoise Cachin and Joseph J. Rishel -- Cezanne on Art -- Some Portraits of Cezanne -- A Century of Cezanne Criticism. I. From 1865 to 1906 / Francoise Cachin. II. From 1907 to the Present / Joseph J. Rishel -- Catalogue / Francoise Cachin, Isabelle Cahn, Henri Loyrette and Joseph J. Rishel. The 1860s. The 1870s. The 1880s. The 1890s. From 1900 to 1906. The Sketchbooks -- Chronology / Isabelle Cahn -- Cezanne's Collectors: From Zola to Annenberg / Walter Feilchenfeldt -- Index of Illustrated Works by Cezanne
Summary The veneration surrounding the French painter Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) for nearly a century has, paradoxically, contributed to the mystery of his genius. His work has been extensively analyzed, but in fundamental respects it remains incompletely understood. As such it is ripe for the reexamination provided by this volume, published on the centenary of the artist's first one-man exhibition, which was mounted in Paris by Ambroise Vollard. More than 240 large colorplates, illuminated by thoughtful commentaries, and 262 black-and-white illustrations of paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sketchbook pages represent all aspects of Cezanne's oeuvre. The book traces the full range of his stylistic evolution: dark and violent canvases of his early period, luminous works in which he came to grips with Impressionism, and the paintings of his maturity that broke entirely new ground. Also explored here is the artist's preoccupation with several themes and motifs - Mont Sainte-Victoire, bathers, and still lifes. Unprecedented in the literature on Cezanne is this volume's comprehensive review of the critical response that the artist's work has evoked, both in his lifetime and afterward. Francoise Cachin, Director of the Musees de France, discusses the years from 1865 to the artist's death in 1906, and Joseph J. Rishel, Curator of European Painting before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, writes on the years from 1907 to the present. Their extensive quotations from newspaper reviews, monographs, and journal articles by writers from Emile Zola to Meyer Schapiro offer readers the means to evaluate for themselves the many contradictory interpretations of Cezanne's legacy that have been put forth over the last century. Representing the latest scholarship on Cezanne, the book provides a concordance to the numbering system of John Rewald's forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the paintings. Cezanne also includes the painter's own statements about art and other artists, a fully documented, illustrated chronology by Isabelle Cahn, and an annotated glossary of the collectors who acquired the work of Cezanne, prepared by Walter Feilchenfeldt
Notes "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Cézanne, held at the Galleries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, September 25, 1995, to January 7, 1996, the Tate Gallery, London, February 8 to April 28, 1996, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, May 30 to August 18, 1996"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 580-589) and indexes
Subject Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906 -- Exhibitions
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906 -- Exhibitions.
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906 -- Exhibitions.
Painting, French -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Post-impressionism (Art) -- France -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Cachin, Françoise.
Philadelphia Museum of Art.
LC no. 95051493
ISBN 0810940396 (Abrams : cloth)
0876331002 (Philadelphia Museum of Art : paper)
0876331010 (Philadelphia Museum of Art : cloth)
Other Titles Cézanne. English