Drawing was central to Cézanne’s search for solutions to the problems posed by the depiction of reality and he made no real distinction between painting and drawing. In Paul Cézanne, Christopher Lloyd sets the drawings and watercolours in the context of Cézanne’s life and overall artistic development. The result is a greater understanding of the process that led to some of the most absorbing art ever produced.
This book is arranged thematically covering the whole range of Cézanne’s œuvre: works after the Old Masters such as Michelangelo and Rubens; his period as one of the Impressionists; his exploration of both portraiture and the human figure, including the magnificent bathers; his interaction with landscape, particularly in his native Provence and the dominating form of Mont Sainte-Victoire; and finally the magisterial still lifes.
'Even connoisseurs will find something new in this exquisite volume'
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'Christopher Lloyd writes in an accessible and engaging style that draws you in and along'