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 Cézanne (1839–1906). In Paris, but above all in Provence, Cézanne 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.
Ulrike Becks-Malornystudied 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.
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
"... Ces récits vivants, ponctués d'anecdotes, rappellent la place singulière du peintre dans le milieu artistique de la fin du XIXe siècle. La qualité des reproductions sert d'analyse des tableaux qui apporte un nouvel éclairage sur les ambitions de l'artiste, ses doutes, ses tâtonnements et sa souffrance devant l'incompréhension du public."
— Le Spectacle du Monde, Paris
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