by Ulrike Becks-Malorny


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In the latter half of the 19th century, in the verdant countryside near Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), busily plied his brush to landscapes and still lifes that would become anchors of modern art. With compact, intense dabs of paint and bold new approaches to light and space, he mediated the way from Impressionism to the defining movements of the early 20th century and became, in the words of both Matisse and Picasso, “father of us all.”

This fresh artist introduction selects key works from Cézanne’s oeuvre to understand his development, innovation, and crucial influence on modern art. From compositions of fruits and pears to scenes of outdoor bathers, we trace his experimentation with color, perspective, and texture to evoke “a harmony parallel to Nature,” as well as the very process of seeing and recording.

Along the way, we discover Cézanne’s celebrated Card Players, his layering of warm and cool hues to build up form and surface, and the geometric rigor of his landscapes from the vicinity of Aix-en-Provence, as bright with the light of southern France as they are bold with a radical new rendering of dimensions and depth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783836530170
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 06/17/2016
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 265,095
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ulrike Becks-Malorny studied free painting in Geneva and art history in Bochum, Germany. Since gaining her doctorate in 1990, she has worked as an exhibition organizer and freelance author. She lives in Bonn, Germany.

Table of Contents

...como surge un pintor6
Cezanne y el impresionismo18
Armonia paralela a la naturaleza42
Quiero impresionar a Paris con una manzana--naturalezas muertas54
El pintor y su montana--la montana Sainte-Victoire66
Banistas--el tema pictorico de los ultimos anos80
Paul Cezanne--Vida y obra94

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