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Cezanne : World of Art S. - Richard Verdi


World of Art S.

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In this authoritative and up-to-date study of the painter widely regarded as the father of modern art, Richard Verdi traces the evolution of Cezanne's landscape, still-life and figure compositions, from the turbulently romantic creations of his youth to the visionary masterpieces of his final years. The background of the painter's fluctuating reputation and strained relations with his parents, wife, and close friend Emile Zola, is vividly evoked using excerpts from his own letters and from contemporary accounts of the artist. Concerned both to master the themes of the past, through his copying sessions in Louvre, and to explore the eternal qualities of nature in the countryside of his native Provence, Cezanne sought "to make of Impressionism something solid and durable, like the art of the museums." "In the tradition of Roger Fry." --The New York Review of Books. 182 illus., 33 in color.

'Difficulties...of the first word'p. 7
The Young Romantic (1839-1870)p. 17
The Reluctant Impressionist (1871-1877)p. 56
The Instinctive Classicist (1878-1885)p. 90
Working in Silence (1886-1895)p. 122
Cezanne and the Old Mastersp. 155
Entering the Promised Land (1896-1906)p. 173
Epiloguep. 206
Select Bibliographyp. 210
List of Illustrationsp. 211
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780500202586
ISBN-10: 0500202583
Series: World of Art S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48