Cézanne in Provence

Cézanne in Provence

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A celebration of Cézanne’s remarkable and varied depictions of Provence


Published on the centenary of the death of Paul Cézanne (1839?1906), this stunning book celebrates the artist’s depictions of his native Provence. While Cézanne is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern movement, this publication focuses on his own sense of achievement, especially as a painter exploring the landscape in and around his hometown of Aix-en- Provence. Although he spent time elsewhere in France, especially Paris, Cézanne repeatedly returned to Provence, where he lived nearly all of the last twenty years of his life.

In studios at the Jas de Bouffan and at Les Lauves, and on painting expeditions into the surrounding countryside, Cézanne created some of his most original and compelling works, not only landscapes but also portraits of local characters, friends, and family; still lifes, and imaginative figure paintings, such as the monumental bathers painted in the last decade of his life.

Beautifully illustrated with some 160 paintings and watercolors, Cézanne in Provence offers fascinating insights into a true genius in the history of art and his beloved native countryside.



Book News
This publication was prepared to accompany a 2006 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and the Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, in celebration of the centenary of the death of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). It's a hefty, oversize volume (9.75x11.5"), beautifully produced, with 169 color plates comprising the catalogue portion. The plates are arranged in sections corresponding to a place or time period, each thoroughly discussed and are preceded by four essays on Cézanne's Provence, his youth and the intellectual and artistic milieu in Aix, the Provencal landscape tradition, and the artist's late landscapes. A chronology, checklist of the exhibition, notes, and bibliography round out the presentation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Published on the centenary of the death of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Cezanne in Provence celebrates the achievements of an artist universally recognized as one of the greatest and most influential figures of the modern movement. Although Cezanne studied and worked in Paris and painted alongside his mentor Camille Pissarro in Pontoise and Auvers, he repeatedly returned to his home and studios in Provence, a region that remained a major center of gravity for the artist throughout his life. This volume focuses on Cezanne's accomplishment, especially as a painter exploring the landscape and surrounding countryside of his home in the town of Aix-en-Provence. Here he created some of the most compelling landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and compositional series of his career, including images of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, which has become the artist's signature motif.
Cezanne in Provence accompanies a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and at the Musee Granet in Aix-en-Provence. Illustrated with more than 150 paintings and watercolors, it offers insights into a towering figure in the history of art and his beloved native countryside.

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A celebration of Cézanne’s remarkable and varied depictions of Provence

Published on the centenary of the death of Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), this stunning book celebrates the artist’s depictions of his native Provence. While Cézanne is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern movement, this publication focuses on his own sense of achievement, especially as a painter exploring the landscape in and around his hometown of Aix-en- Provence. Although he spent time elsewhere in France, especially Paris, Cézanne repeatedly returned to Provence, where he lived nearly all of the last twenty years of his life.
In studios at the Jas de Bouffan and at Les Lauves, and on painting expeditions into the surrounding countryside, Cézanne created some of his most original and compelling works, not only landscapes but also portraits of  local characters, friends, and family; still lifes, and imaginative figure paintings, such as the monumental bathers painted in the last decade of his life.
Beautifully illustrated with some 160 paintings and watercolors, Cézanne in Provence offers fascinating insights into a true genius in the history of art and his beloved native countryside.


Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art ; Aix-en-Provence : Musée Granet ; Paris : Réunion des musées nationaux ; New Haven, D.C. : In association with Yale University Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780300113389
0300113382
Branch Call Number: 759.4 CON
Characteristics: xiv, 349 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), map ;,30 cm.

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