Paul Cézanne : Drawings and Watercolours
'This beautiful, compact reading volume is a deeply thought, lightly rendered account' -Financial Times
An accessible and beautifully produced book of Cézanne's drawings and watercolours
Drawing was central to Cézanne's indefatigable search for solutions to the problems posed by the depiction of reality. Many of his watercolours are equal to his paintings, and he himself made no real distinction between painting and drawing.
This book's six chapters are arranged thematically covering the whole range of Cézanne's oeuvre: 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.
In the Introduction, as well as throughout the book, 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.
- Author: Christopher Lloyd
- Hardcover: 320 pages | 226 illustrations
- Date published: August 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500093870
- Product Dimensions: 24.0 x 16.6 cm
'A beautifully produced, highly accessible volume' - Apollo Magazine
'The illustrations are carefully chosen and beautifully reproduced' - The Artist
'Even connoisseurs will find something new in this exquisite volume' - Financial Times
'Fans of the French painter should lap up this engaging biography' - Artists & Illustrators