Paul Cezanne: Great Masters In Art - Hardcover

Paul Cezanne: Great Masters In Art

Wagner, Christoph

His paintbrush set everything in motion: the landscape of Provence, the colourful still lifes, his portraits and the picturesque coast of southern France. More than any other artist, Paul Cezanne, the "Father of Modernism", captured the light and the play of colours of the South in his pictures and lent them through his new pictorial language a liveliness and dynamism which continue to fascinate viewers to this day. Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906) painted the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a rocky massif near his birthplace Aix-en-Provence, some 80 times. Today they are seen as icons of art history and they underline Cezanne's reputation as one of the most important pioneers of Classical Modernism. Countless artists, including Matisse, Derain, Picasso, Braque and Leger found inspiration in Cezanne's ideas on colour modulation and pictorial composition. In this publication the author Christoph Wagner positions Cezanne as an artistic genius who opened up for future generations a completely new view of the world through his paintings and watercolours.