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Cezanne: A Life (Hardcover)

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    With 32-pages of full-color inserts, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

    Alex Danchev gives us the first comprehensive assessment of the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cezanne to be published in decades. One of ......more

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With 32-pages of full-color inserts, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Alex Danchev gives us the first comprehensive assessment of the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cezanne to be published in decades. One of the most influential painters of his time and beyond, Cezanne was the exemplary artist-creator of the modern age who changed the way we see the world.

With brisk intellect, rich documentation, and eighty-eight color and fifty-two black-and-white illustrations, Danchev tells the story of an artist who was originally considered a madman, a barbarian, and a sociopath. Beginning with the unsettled teenager in Aix, Danchev takes us through the trials of a painter who believed that art must be an expression of temperament but was tormented by self-doubt, who was rejected by the Salon for forty years, who sold nothing outside his immediate circle until his thirties, who had a family that he kept secret from his father until his forties, who had his first exhibition at the age of fifty-six—but who fiercely maintained his revolutionary beliefs. Danchev shows us how the beliefs Cezanne held and the life he led became the obsession and inspiration of artists, writers, poets, and philosophers from Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso to Samuel Beckett and Allen Ginsberg. A special feature of the book is a remarkable series of Cezanne’s self-portraits, reproduced in full color.

Cezanne is not only the fascinating life of a visionary artist and extraordinary human being but also a searching assessment of his ongoing influence in the artistic imagination of our time. A stunning portrait of a monumentally important artist, this is a biography not to be missed.

ALEX DANCHEV was educated at University College, Oxford; Trinity Hall, Cambridge; and King’s College London. He is the author of several highly acclaimed biographies, including Georges Braque. His most recent books are a collection of essays, On Art and War and Terror, and 100 Artists’ Manifestos. He writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement and Times Higher Education. He has held fellowships at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.; St. Antony’s College, Oxford; and King’s College London. He is a professor of international relations at the University of Nottingham. He lives in England.

Author:
Danchev, Alex
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
488
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Publish Date:
10/23/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780307377074
Height:
10.25 in
Wdth:
7.5 in
Thickness:
2.0 in
Unit weight:
2.6 lb
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