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In the idyllic countryside near Aix-en-Provence during the latter part of the 19th century, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) dedicated himself to capturing landscapes and still lifes that would become pivotal in the realm of modern art. Through his distinctive brushwork, characterized by compact, intense brushstrokes and revolutionary approaches to light and space, he bridged the gap between Impressionism and the defining art movements of the early 20th century. Both Matisse and Picasso hailed him as the "father of us all," recognizing his profound influence.

This insightful introduction delves into Cézanne's body of work, exploring his artistic development, innovation, and significant impact on the evolution of modern art. From his depictions of fruits and pears to his portrayals of outdoor bathers, we trace his exploration of color, perspective, and texture, all aimed at capturing a harmonious parallel to nature and the act of perception itself.

Within these pages, we encounter Cézanne's celebrated masterpiece, "The Card Players," where he skillfully layers warm and cool hues to construct form and surface. We also witness the geometric precision of his landscapes near Aix-en-Provence, bathed in the luminous light of southern France, showcasing a radical reinterpretation of dimensions and depth. Through carefully selected works, this book provides an illuminating journey into the artistic world of Cézanne and his enduring contributions to the art world.

    Explore related artwork by Paul Cézanne at the Chrysler Museum

    Product Details

    • English edition
    • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
    • 96 pages, with 100 illustrations
    • Publication Date:
    • Shipping Dimensions: 10.2 × 8.3 × 0.6 inches
      (25.9 × 21.1 × 1.5 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 1.24 lb (19.8 oz; 562 g)
    • SKU010003171 | ISBN: 9783836530170

    About Ulrike Becks-Malorny

    Ulrike Becks-Malorny studied 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.

    About the Artist, Paul Cézanne

    Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne is said to have formed the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism.

    About Taschen

    Since its inception in 1985, the Taschen's Basic Art Series has evolved into the most successful collection of art books ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art History series boasts around 100 color illustrations accompanied by explanatory captions, a detailed and illustrated introduction, and a carefully curated selection of the epoch's most significant works. These works are presented on a two-page spread, featuring a full-page image alongside an interpretation, as well as a portrait and a concise biography of the artist.

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