This is Cézanne (This Is...) (Hardcover)

This is Cézanne (This Is...) By Jorella Andrews, Patrick Vale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jorella Andrews, Patrick Vale (Illustrator)
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Paul Cézanne challenged convention, and proposed new possibilities for modern art. He was remarkable for his ability to perceive and paint everyday places, people, and things in ways that revealed the multiplicity and beauty of vision, while also unveiling the deep, cohesive structures of the visible world.

But the intellectual and emotional difficulties of his achievements were considerable. Mainly self-taught, most of his career was plagued by rejection. The critics, and the public, disliked his paintings and, in 1884, Cézanne declared that Paris, the center of the nineteenth-century art world, had defeated him. Repeatedly, he retreated into self-doubt and bad temper.

This book follows Cézanne on his extraordinary artistic journey, focusing on his formative discoveries, made not in the flashy, fashionable metropolis but in provincial and rural France and often in isolation.

This title is appropriate for ages 14 and up

About the Author

Jorella Andrews is head of the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Having trained as a fine artist and then as an art theorist, she is the author of Showing Off: A Philosophy of Image. She is also the series editor for "Visual Culture As" (Spring 2013).

Patrick Vale is an internationally recognized illustrator best known for his work based on cities and architecture. Among his recent projects has been his time-lapsed film, 'Empire State of Pen' which The Huffington Post described as 'jaw-dropping. He lives and works in London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781780674780
ISBN-10: 1780674783
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: This Is...