Author: John Elderfield
Publisher: Princeton University Press
View: 3564A major new study of the portraiture of one of the most important artists of the nineteenth century Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) may be best known for his landscapes, but he also painted some 160 portraits throughout his exceptional career. This major work establishes portraiture as an essential practice for Cézanne, from his earliest self-portraits in the 1860s; to his famous depictions of figures including his wife Hortense Fiquet, the writer Emile Zola, and the art dealer Ambroise Vollard; and concluding with a poignant series of portraits of his gardener Vallier, made shortly before Cézanne’s death. Featured essays by leading experts explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraits. The authors address the artist’s creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject, as well as the role of self-portraiture for Cézanne. They investigate the chronological evolution of his portrait work, with an examination of the changes that occurred within his artistic style and method, and in his understanding of resemblance and identity. They also consider the extent to which particular sitters influenced the characteristics and development of Cézanne’s practice. Beautifully illustrated with works of art drawn from public and private collections around the world, Cézanne Portraits presents an astonishingly broad range of images that reveal the most personal and human qualities of this remarkable artist. Exhibition Schedule: Musée d’Orsay, Paris (June 13 to September 24, 2017) National Portrait Gallery, London (October 26, 2017 to February 11, 2018) National Gallery of Art, Washington (March 25 to July 1, 2018)
The Painter in His Culture
Author: Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 1785Cezannes rejection of mainstream modernism and his embrace of his local Provence heritage is brilliantly chronicled here, with details about that citys influence on the painters sense of self, and ultimately, his work. (Fine Arts)
Author: Mary Tompkins Lewis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
View: 2685A concise, accessible introduction to Paul Cézanne's portraiture This beautifully illustrated book features twenty-four masterpieces in portraiture by celebrated French artist Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), offering an excellent introduction to this important aspect of his work. Arranged chronologically and spanning five decades, featured portraits range from the artist’s earliest surviving self-portrait dating from the 1860s to paintings depicting family and friends, including his uncle Dominique, his wife Hortense, his son Paul, and his final portrait of Vallier, the gardener at his house near Aix-en-Provence, completed shortly before Cézanne’s death. Art historian Mary Tompkins Lewis contributes an illuminating essay on Cézanne and his portraiture for general readers, alongside an illustrated chronology of the artist’s life and work.
A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance
Author: Tiger C. Roholt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
View: 5872Written by an experienced drummer and philosopher, Groove is a vivid and exciting study of one of music's most central and relatively unexplored aspects. Tiger C. Roholt explains why grooves, which are forged in music's rhythmic nuances, remain hidden to some listeners. He argues that grooves are not graspable through the intellect nor through mere listening; rather, grooves are disclosed through our bodily engagement with music. We grasp a groove bodily by moving with music's pulsations. By invoking the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's notion of "motor intentionality," Roholt shows that the "feel" of a groove, and the understanding of it, are two sides of a coin: to "get" a groove just is to comprehend it bodily and to feel that embodied comprehension.
Author: Dita Amory
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
View: 7318A new account of the French modernist master's complex relationship with his muse and wife argues against her detractors to reveal her pivotal contributions as a willing model, Cézanne's creative partner and the mother of his only son.
Author: Jon Kear
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5189Few artists have exerted as much influence on modern art as Paul Cézanne. Picasso, Braque, and Matisse all acknowledged a profound debt to his painting, and many historians regard him as the father of modernism. This new biography reexamines Cézanne’s life and art, discussing the key events and people who shaped his work and placing his oeuvre in the context of nineteenth and early twentieth-century art and culture. Jon Kear begins with Cézanne’s formative years in Provence, highlighting the deep and abiding impressions the landscapes of the region would have on his paintings. He follows him through his turbulent years as a young artist in Paris, where he would create the larger-than-life artistic persona—through a rugged painting style detailing explicit subjects—that would become a lasting mythology for him throughout all of his phases. He looks closely at Cézanne’s relationships with Edouard Manet—whom he both emulated and critiqued—and the writer Émile Zola, as well as his close collaboration with Camille Pissarro. Above all, he tells the story of his life as a part of the pivotal shift toward the twentieth century, illuminating how much his work and ideas helped to usher it in.
Rilke and the New Poems
Author: Luke Fischer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 8925The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems opens up new perspectives on the relation between Rilke's poetry and phenomenological philosophy, illustrating the ways in which poetry can offer an exceptional response to the philosophical problem of dualism. Drawing on the work of Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, Luke Fischer makes a new contribution to the tradition of phenomenological poetics and expands the debate among Germanists concerning the phenomenological status of Rilke's poetry, which has been severely limited to comparisons of Rilke and Husserl. Fischer explicates an implicit phenomenology of perception in Rilke's writings from his middle period (1902-1910). He argues that Rilke cultivated an artistic perception that, in a philosophically significant manner, overcomes the opposition between the sensuous and the intelligible while simultaneously transcending the boundaries of philosophy. Fischer offers novel interpretations of central poems from Rilke's Neue Gedichte (1907) and Der neuen Gedichte anderer Teil (1908) and frames them as the ultimate articulation of Rilke's non-dualistic vision. He thus demonstrates the continuity between Rilke and phenomenology while arguing that poetry, in this case, provides the most adequate response to a philosophical problem.
Author: Mary Tompkins Lewis
Publisher: Phaidon Press
View: 6732With his distinctive paintings of landscapes, figures and still-lifes, Paulezanne (1839-1906) profoundly influenced the Cubists and the direction of0th-century art. This account of his life and work traces his full careerrom his early years in Aix-en-Provence, through his time in Paris studyinghe Old Masters and working with the Impressionists, to his later, reclusiveears back in Provence, when he produced the pictures that made him therecursor of a new art.;The book roots Cezanne in his own time and place,xamining his work within the issues and debates of his own generation,articularly those about the essential characteristics and direction ofrench art and society.
His Life and Work
Author: Hayden Herrera
Publisher: A&C Black
View: 1583Born in Turkey in 1904, Vosdanik Adoian escaped the massacres of Armenians in 1915 only to watch his mother die of starvation, his sister abandoned to an orphanage (where she disappeared), and his remaining family scattered in their flight from the Turks. Arriving with another sister in Massachusetts, in 1920, Adoian invented the pseudonym Arshile Gorky - and obliterated his past. Claiming to be a distant cousin of the novelist Maxim Gorky, trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, he found work as an art teacher, moved to New York, and meanwhile undertook a program of rigorous, solitary study, schooling himself in the modern painters he most admired, especially Cezannes and Picasso. By the thirties Gorky was recognized as a leader by Willem de Kooning and David Smith, among others, but it was only in 1939 that he entered his most fruitful period and developed the style known as Abstract Surrealism. His masterpieces - enigmatic works that both baffled viewers and moved them to tears - established Gorky's genius, and influenced the great generation of postwar American painters, even as Gorky faced a series of personal catastrophes. Hayden Herrera's biography is the first to interpret Gorky's work in depth. The result of more than three decades of scholarship - and a lifelong engagement with Gorky's paintings - ARSHILE GORKY traces the progress from apprentice to master of the man Andre Breton called 'the most important painter in American history'.
Analysis of His Form with Diagrams and Photographs of His Motifs
Author: Erle Loran,Paul Cézanne
Publisher: Univ of California Press
View: 3630Praise for the first edition: "I have learned a great deal from his book about modern painting in general. [Loran] devotes his attention mainly to Cézanne's concrete means and methods, and he arrives thereby at an understanding of Cézanne's art more essential than any other I have seen in print."--Clement Greenberg, Nation
Author: Nathalia Brodskaya
Publisher: Parkstone International
View: 1323Der Impressionismus stand seit seiner Entstehung im Zentrum des Interesses eines breiten Publikums und impressionistische Werke verzaubern auch heute noch die Betrachter mit ihren erstaunlichen Farben und Formen. Dieses Buch bietet eine Auswahl der beeindruckendsten Werke von Künstlern wie Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir und Sisley. Das handliche Mega Square Format ist der großen Beliebtheit dieser Epoche angepasst und macht es zu einem perfekten Geschenk.
Author: Trewin Copplestone,Paul Cézanne
Publisher: Gramercy Books
View: 3274PAUL CÉZANNE (1839-1906) is an important figure in the progress of modern European painting. In his dedicated concern with form and structure, he stands apart from the mainstream of Impressionist painting, extending its range into a new art of visual analysis. Cézanne, sensitive and shy, shunned the Parisian café society of his fellow artists, preferring to live and work alone in his native Provence which provided the inspiration for so many of his paintings. Less immediately appealing to a wider audience than, for example, Monet and Degas, Cézanne is nonetheless of immense importance through the influence he exerted on so many of the artists who followed him, such as Picasso and Matisse. Blessed with financial independence through the efforts of his banker father, he fortunately enjoyed a freedom to pursue his art without the demands of making a living felt by so many of his fellow artists.