Cezanne

Francoise Cachin, Author, Paul Cezanne, Author, Isabelle Cachin, Author ABRAMS $75 (600p) ISBN 978-0-8109-4039-0
This exemplary exhibition catalogue, published in conjunction with a major international Cezanne retrospective, is a handsome tribute to the artist who revolutionized modern painting. The 258 color and 350 black-and-white reproductions of Cezanne's (1839-1906) oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketchbook pages are splendid, and they are accompanied by lucid, insightful com- mentaries, authoritative yet refreshingly devoid of scholarly pretension. Many of the painter's own statements on art are included, as are excerpts from the writings of critics and art historians who have assessed his work from 1865 to the present. There is also an extensive chronology of the artist's life. Cachin is president of the National Museums of France; Cahn is archivist of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris; Loyrette is director of the Musee d'Orsay and Rishel is senior curator of European painting before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. BOMC selection. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1996
Release date: 03/01/1996
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