Cezanne A&i

Cezanne A&i

by Mary Tomkins Lewis
     
 

"With his distinctive paintings of landscapes, figures and still lifes, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) profoundly influenced the direction of early twentieth-century art. In this vivid account, Mary Tompkins Lewis traces Cezanne's life and work from his early years in Aix-en-Provence struggling to become a painter in the face of self-doubt and paternal opposition, through… See more details below

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"With his distinctive paintings of landscapes, figures and still lifes, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) profoundly influenced the direction of early twentieth-century art. In this vivid account, Mary Tompkins Lewis traces Cezanne's life and work from his early years in Aix-en-Provence struggling to become a painter in the face of self-doubt and paternal opposition, through his time in Paris where he studied the Old Masters while immersing himself in Impressionism, to his later, reclusive years back in Provence, when he fused the ideals of the past and present in paintings that made him the precursor of a new art." "But however crucial Cezanne's work was for later generations, Lewis argues that his achievement can be fully grasped only within the unique social and historical context of late nineteenth-century France, and of the regionalist movement that swept his native Provence in these years. This is the first study of Cezanne to bring biographical, formal and larger contextual approaches to bear on the whole of the artist's career. In doing so, Lewis has shed new light on Cezanne as an artist of his own time and place."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN-13:
9780714835150
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Art and Ideas Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.87(d)

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