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Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) has been acclaimed by the twentieth century as the father of modern art. This superb volume surveys the life and work of an extraordinary painter, who trod a solitary and difficult path towards his goal of an art which would combine the best of the French classical tradition of structure with the best in contemporary realism. The results are some of the most beautiful, and most popular, paintings of our time. Among the 48 full-page colour plates are examples of Cezanne's monumental landscapes, richly modelled figure groups, and marvellous still lifes, so remarkable for their geometric compositions and their stunning use of colour. Each plate is accompanied by a detailed commentary on the artist's intentions and method, and the illustrated introductory essay discusses the main events and themes of Cezanne's life and work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714826820
ISBN-10: 0714826820
Format: Paperback
(305mm x 225mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Catherine Dean

Catherine Dean is an art historian who studied at the Courtauld Institute and who now lives and works in London.

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