Cezanne

Cezanne

by David Spence
     
 

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A Comprehensive, informative and highly readable introduction to the world of Cezanne.

Part of an 10 book art history series, featuring some of the world's most well known and popular artists. Beautiful images allow the reader to see the various works that the artists created during the different stages of their lives. Engaging accounts of the people and

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A Comprehensive, informative and highly readable introduction to the world of Cezanne.

Part of an 10 book art history series, featuring some of the world's most well known and popular artists. Beautiful images allow the reader to see the various works that the artists created during the different stages of their lives. Engaging accounts of the people and inspiration behind some of the world's most famous paintings.

Books in the Essential Artist series include: Cezanne, Gaugiun, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Michelangelo, Picasso,Van Gogh, Rembrandt.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
The "Ticktock Essential Artists" series presents six influential nineteenth-century French artists in a busy format combining text and reproductions on white backgrounds. The illustrations are liberally scattered across the pages and include extracted details. In four sections, art historian Spence explores each artist's world, life, vision, and influence. In this volume, young art lovers will meet Paul Cezanne, born in Aix-en-Provence to well-off parents whose money supported him most of his life. Moving to Paris, he was befriended by Pissarro, who introduced him to plein air painting as well as other adventurous young artists. A difficult man, he alienated even old friends like Emile Zola, but stayed true to his obsession with basic shapes and solidity of form. Readers will recognize some of his works and be surprised by others. They will also be intrigued by photos, such as a grainy vignette of a young bushy-bearded Cezanne with Pissarro. In the 1880s, Cezanne returned to Aix-en-Provence. There, he painted the conical form of Mont Sainte-Victoire many times, as well as stark portraits of local workers, and still-life studies of basic shapes (e.g., spheres, cylinders, cubes). Continuing his search for underlying structures in huge paintings of nude bathers, Cezanne finally attracted notice. He was given many opportunities for exhibition, and his work became the foundation for later painters experimenting with Cubism and Abstractionism. Crammed with information and reproductions of varying quality, this fascinating study works best if accompanied by volumes and DVDs showing the artists' work and, whenever possible, trips to museums to see originals. Cezanne appears in Sue Roe'sPrivate Lives of the Impressionists (HarperCollins, 2006). Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846969706
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Essential Artists Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

David Spence is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a manager at the National Maritime Museum.

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