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Divine apples and pears: Cezanne's quest for "a harmony parallel to Nature" He was the founding father of modern art, the grand master who pointed painting forward on its way from Impressionism to the 20th century: Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). In Paris, but above all in Provence, Cezanne quested tirelessly for "a harmony parallel to Nature"--discovering it in still lifes of aDivine apples and pears: Cezanne's quest for "a harmony parallel to Nature" He was the founding father of modern art, the grand master who pointed painting forward on its way from Impressionism to the 20th century: Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). In Paris, but above all in Provence, Cezanne quested tirelessly for "a harmony parallel to Nature"--discovering it in still lifes of apples, in bathers, or in the renowned landscapes of his beloved Montagne Sainte-Victoire. This book discusses this extraordinary artist's major works and his theories of painting and color. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions...

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ISBN : 9783822856420
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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Cézanne Reviews

  • Keith Michael
    2018-12-09 12:38

    Although i do like Cezanne, i've given this book five stars because it is a perfect art book for the lay person (like me). one of the residents at the nursing home where i work has been giving me artist profiles to read because the little pistol said that my knowledge of art was dismal and my generation saddened her. so my guilt-heavy eyes watched as she piled impressionist collections upon my outstretched arms and sent me off.now that i've seen a few different approaches to a book about art, my only complaint is with some which are overwrought and tedious ("This letter from Paul Gaugin to his grocer, delivered by horse, lacks any reference to fruit or nuts, which is suspicious, as Gaugin was in the height of his fourth still-life period. it also demonstrates the artist's bitterness towards his mother for her reservations about his new roommate.") or some which fail to balance the biographical and historical context and the presentation and analyses of the artist's work. i like context. i feel lost without context. because i'm not an art specialist, this book is excellent. it features far fewer letters or passages from letters than the usual book, a quick highlight-reel biography with some photographs and snippets from Parisian newspaper archives, and solid analysis of the significant paintings. it was nice to see simple art terms like contour and composition used in an approachable way, and always with a nod to Cezanne's break from artistic tradition.All that said, Cezanne is a really fascinating painter with a very Zen ideology. like Keats in his Ode to the Nightingale, he recognizes, even embraces, nature's impermanence. he is detached from life and death or any other workings of time, hounded by the eternal. as a result, his last batch of paintings (the bathers) are very haunting and strange. the human subjects lack identifying features, and as a result look more like an exhibit at the zoo where the animals are indistinguishable from each other and their personalities irrelevant. the still-lifes are amazing too

  • LuAnn
    2018-11-27 07:33

    Good short overview of Cezanne's life and art. I didn't realize how consumed he was by his art nor how influential his friendship with Pissarro was in lightening his palette and shaping his style. The interactions among the painters at the time is fascinating. Too bad that at the time this was written, the influence of Frédérdic Bazille was not known. This is a good companion to Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland in which Cezanne's paintings figure prominently.

  • Shinta
    2018-12-06 13:40

    Love reading how Cezanne's painting transforming from darkness (snow thaw at L'Estaque) to brightness (the sea at L'Estaque) approach under Pisarro influence. The book explained how Cezanne depicted the nature according to what he saw. It's interesting that later in his life, his painting became a bit abstract: the colours forming the painting.

  • Un Livre
    2018-11-20 08:40

    e livre retrace l’histoire du peintre impressionniste par des des thèmes, qui révèlent l’évolution de ses tableaux : nous passons des natures mortes aux scènes de baignades.Analyse du livre Cézanne

  • Suzanne
    2018-11-29 07:25

    Unfortunately, my copy is a bit flawed. The second chapter of the book has every other page in French with text and pictures from the 5th chapter interspersed in the English version. It would have been nice to have the pictures that the text was referring to throughout chapter 2. Sigh. Otherwise, it was interesting to read more about Cezanne.

  • Stephanie
    2018-11-30 08:39

    While this book does a decent job of providing details of the struggle Paul Cezanne had in pursuing his art, I'm a little disappointed with the details of his art. The images are of wonderful quality but I had hoped to read more about his method of painting and the effects this had on canvas rather than his introverted ways of life.

  • Brittannia
    2018-11-26 06:18

    Cézanne is not one of my favorites. I respect his use of color to avoid the tediousness of 3-dimensional proportion; but he was absolutely obsessed with harmony in nature, to the point that he completely avoided, maybe even detested any sense of individuality from the subjects in his paintings.

  • Maria
    2018-11-24 07:38

    I am really into impressionism but somehow I could not get into the artwork of Cezanne. Never the less this book shows great pictures of the artist´s work acompanied by texts.

  • Eszter
    2018-11-16 11:33

    Sehr informativ, alles Wichtige enthalten.

  • Luciana Nery
    2018-11-21 12:46

    The edition is excellent, many biographical details, but I gave it four stars because I don't think the book is satisfactory regarding his influence on modernism - just too brief on that.

  • Juan Carlos Santillán
    2018-12-06 13:44

    La vida y la obra de Cézanne no son tan interesantes como las de otros artistas. Y eso, claro, no es culpa del autor del libro.