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Author Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Nina M., 1945-

Title Cézanne and Provence : the painter in his culture / Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2003]


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Description xiv, 323 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: A Retour au Pays -- Ch. 1. Provincials -- Ch. 2. In the Spirit of Rabelais -- Ch. 3. The Old and the New -- Ch. 4. Sainte-Victoire and the End of Time -- Ch. 5. Arcadia -- Ch. 6. Epilogue in Paris: Vollard
Summary "In 1886 Paul Cezanne left Paris permanently to settle in his native Aixen-Provence. Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer argues that, far from an escapist venture like Gauguin's stay in Brittany or Monet's visit to Normandy, Cezanne's departure from Paris was a deliberate abandonment intimately connected with late-nineteenth-century French regionalist politics."
"Like many of his childhood friends, Cezanne detested the homogenizing effects of modernism and bourgeois capitalism on the culture, people, and landscapes of his beloved Provence. Turning away from the mainstream modernist aesthetic of his impressionist years, Cezanne sought instead to develop a new artistic tradition more evocative of his Provencal heritage. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer shows that Provence served as a distinct and defining cultural force that shaped all aspects of Cezanne's approach to representation, including subject matter, style, and technical treatment. For instance, his self-portraits and portraits of family members reflect a specifically Provencal sense of identity. And Cezanne's Provencal landscapes express an increasingly traditionalist style firmly grounded in details of local history and even geology
These landscapes, together with images of bathers, cardplayers, and other figures, were key facets of Cezanne's imaginary reconstruction of Provence as primordial and idyllic - a modern French Arcadia."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Provence.
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painting, French -- 19th century.
Painting, French -- 20th century.
Provence (France) -- In art.
Provence (France) -- Civilization.
Author Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906.
LC no. 2002007083
ISBN 0226423085