Author: John Elderfield
Publisher: Princeton University Press
View: 7177A 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: 9860Cezannes 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: 4530A 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.
Analysis of His Form with Diagrams and Photographs of His Motifs
Author: Erle Loran,Paul Cézanne
Publisher: Univ of California Press
View: 466Praise 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
A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance
Author: Tiger C. Roholt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
View: 8021Written 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: 2890A 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: Mary Tompkins Lewis
Publisher: Phaidon Press
View: 7845With 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.
Rilke and the New Poems
Author: Luke Fischer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 1010The 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.
His Life and Work
Author: Hayden Herrera
Publisher: A&C Black
View: 2436Born 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'.
Author: Paul Cézanne,Françoise Cachin,Tate Gallery,Philadelphia Museum of Art
View: 9849This catalogue offers an exploration of Cezanne's work. It includes entries on nearly 230 paintings, watercolours and drawings. These works are all reproduced in colour and are accompanied by informative commentaries. It also traces the artist's stylistic
The Portraits of Hortense
Author: Susan Sidlauskas
View: 5742"Susan Sidlauskas assesses a massive body of contextual information, coordinating it with her original observations. She has mastered both the general and the specific about Cézanne. Through her sustained attention to the artist's portraits of his wife, she expands our sense of his practice as well as his emotional life. Perhaps most importantly, she gives us insights into new ways of perceiving and depicting, ways nevertheless consistent with Cézanne's world. Her passages of description are remarkable, sometimes breathtaking: Everyone interested in painting should read them."--Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, The University of Texas at Austin "Susan Sidlauskas's Cézanne's Other is a brilliant and original study of the artist's series of representations of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. Rejecting clichéd arguments about 'depersonalization,' Sidlauskas affirms human idiosyncrasy and uniqueness through the potency of pictorial invention. Sidlauskas's study, both incisive and wide-ranging, makes us re-think such terms as 'resemblance,' 'recognition,' 'mimesis', and 'subjecthood' andthe entire notion of the portrait itself in relation to Cézanne's endless variations on the theme of Mme. Cézanne. This is an important addition both to Cézanne studies and the investigation of portraiture in general."--Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts