Evoking the sensory richness and ambitions of the beloved French artist’s work through a multifaceted exploration of his art, career, and legacy
Cezanne presents a new examination of the work of Paul Cezanne (1839–1906) across media and genres, surveying his career from the varied perspectives of art historians, conservation scientists, and a roster of renowned contemporary painters, including Etel Adnan, Phyllida Barlow, Paul Chan, Julia Fish, Ellen Gallagher, Lubaina Himid, Kerry James Marshall, Rodney McMillian, Laura Owens, and Luc Tuymans. Featuring wide-ranging essays and a series of maps tracing Cezanne’s travels across the French landscape, this lavishly illustrated publication highlights the artist’s favorite motifs, influence on his peers, and pivotal role in the development of modern art, in addition to presenting state-of-the-art technical analysis of his pigments and methods. It offers a fresh look at the ways in which Cezanne, driven by what he described as “strong sensations,” sought to develop a visual language that could fully translate his intense feelings into paintings. In doing so, he opened up possibilities that were embraced and elaborated by artists in his time and into the present.
About the Author
Achim Borchardt-Hume was director of exhibitions at Tate Modern, London. Gloria Groom is chair and David and Mary Winton Green Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture of Europe, and Caitlin Haskell is Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, both at the Art Institute of Chicago. Natalia Sidlina is curator of international art at Tate Modern, London.