Cezanne and Paris - Découvertes Gallimard Hors-série
The name Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) evokes Provence. However, this is only a part of his work and life, since as an adult he spent more than half of his time in Paris and the Paris region. At the age of twenty-two, he took the gamble of "wanting to surprise Paris with an apple" and came to lead the life of an artist. He confronts tradition as much as modernity. He met the impressionists, and found recognition from art dealers, critics and collectors.
In Auvers-sur-Oise, he discovered exterior light and color, his painting became more fluid. On the Rue de l'Ouest, he developed his entire vocabulary of still life and renewed the portrait. There, he prefigured the forms of cubism or the colors of fauvism. Here, he touched on abstraction. In all cases, Cézanne was first and foremost Cézanne, attentive to nature from which he never wanted to deviate.
Gallimard / Rmn - Grand Palais
Collection Découvertes Gallimard Hors série