Cézanne and Paris
Text by Jean Arrouye, Maryline Assante di Panzillo, Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmayer, Isabelle Chan, Phillipe Cezanne, André Dombrowski, Benedict Leca, Pavel Machotka, Joachim Pissaro, Joseph J. Rischel, James H. Rubin, et. al.
“Provence,” “apples” and “bathers” are probably the three words that first come to mind when we consider Cézanne’s abiding subject matter. Throughout his life, the artist, whom posterity has often portrayed as a pastoral hermit, was never too far from the capital. In fact, Cézanne moved back and forth between Aix and Paris at least 20 times, but, unlike virtually all of his contemporaries, he rarely depicted Paris on canvas. So what was the nature of his relationship to the city? This book thoroughly excavates the topic, exploring the influence of the metropolis on Cézanne’s art, motifs and career through 80 major works.