Cezanne - Landscape into Art



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Publisher Arbor Vitae
ISBN 9788074670497

Cézanne is the supreme landscape painter of modernity, and his famous dictum that “painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realising one’s sensations” defines the course of modern painting’s extreme departure from fidelity to reality. Despite or because of this dictum, Cézanne’s “sensations” become all the more evident and dazzling when set against images of the locales he painted. This book, which reprises and expands the classic 1996 publication by Yale UP, does precisely this. In this study, the scholar Pavel Machotka juxtaposes photographs of the sites of Cézanne’s landscape paintings with reproductions of the relevant paintings, offering a practical analysis of the ways in which Cézanne transformed reality into art.

224 p, ills colour, 30 x 25 cm, hb, English

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