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CGezanne : landscape into art

Cezanne is the supreme landscape painter of modernity, and his famous dictum that "painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations" defines the course of modern painting's extreme departure from fidelity to reality. Despite or because of this dictum, Cezanne's marvelously lucid "sensations" become all the more evident and dazzling when set against images of the locales he painted. "Cezanne: Landscape into Art," which reprises and expands the classic 1996 publication by Yale University Press, does precisely this. In this highly praised study, the scholar Pavel Machotka juxtaposes photographs of the sites of Cezanne's landscape paintings--whenever possible, from the same angle and at the same time of day that the artist painted the scenes--with reproductions of the relevant paintings, offering a uniquely practical analysis of the ways in which Cezanne transformed reality into art. Since the original publication of this volume, new sites have been discovered--the result of scrutinizing collections of contemporaneous photographs and land registry records. These discoveries have added considerably to our knowledge of Cezanne's movements and have even helped to date his paintings more precisely. The new photographs, which range from postcards from the artist's time or the author's own color photographs, allow for a richer and better informed consideration of Cezanne's oeuvre. In light of those discoveries, Machotka has rewritten the previous edition to offer a fresh, rich view of Cezanne's artistic aims and accomplishments. While there are a number of books that focus on this important artist's landscape work, none is as closely informed by painterly perception or as exacting in its analysis as this one.

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  • "Cezanne is the supreme landscape painter of modernity, and his famous dictum that "painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations" defines the course of modern painting's extreme departure from fidelity to reality. Despite or because of this dictum, Cezanne's marvelously lucid "sensations" become all the more evident and dazzling when set against images of the locales he painted. "Cezanne: Landscape into Art," which reprises and expands the classic 1996 publication by Yale University Press, does precisely this. In this highly praised study, the scholar Pavel Machotka juxtaposes photographs of the sites of Cezanne's landscape paintings--whenever possible, from the same angle and at the same time of day that the artist painted the scenes--with reproductions of the relevant paintings, offering a uniquely practical analysis of the ways in which Cezanne transformed reality into art. Since the original publication of this volume, new sites have been discovered--the result of scrutinizing collections of contemporaneous photographs and land registry records. These discoveries have added considerably to our knowledge of Cezanne's movements and have even helped to date his paintings more precisely. The new photographs, which range from postcards from the artist's time or the author's own color photographs, allow for a richer and better informed consideration of Cezanne's oeuvre. In light of those discoveries, Machotka has rewritten the previous edition to offer a fresh, rich view of Cezanne's artistic aims and accomplishments. While there are a number of books that focus on this important artist's landscape work, none is as closely informed by painterly perception or as exacting in its analysis as this one."@en
  • "This book presents a new perspective on Paul Cezanne, one of the towering figures of 19th-century art. Pavel Machotka has photographed the sites of Cezanne's landscape paintings - whenever possibe from the same spot and at the same time of day that Cezanne painted the scenes. Juxtaposing these colour photographs with reproductions of the paintings, he offers a range of evidence to investigate how the painter transformed nature into works of art. Machotka, himself an artist, moves from painting to painting, examining textures and surfaces, pictorial rhythms, and inflections of tone. As he analyzes Cezanne's treatment of individual sites, their transposition into forms and colours, and the artist's responsiveness to the demands of each composition, we begin to see Cezanne as he saw himself: not as an early Cubist but as a painter who explored his motif for its compositional potential and presented a parallel and faithful conception of it. Using colour to define form, while retaining hues that are anchored in reality, Cezanne achieved reconstructions rather than intellectual depictions like those of the Cubists."@en
  • "This book presents a new perspective on Paul Cezanne, one of the towering and most influential figures on nineteenth-century art. Pavel Machotka has photographed the sites of Cezanne's landscape painting, whenever possible, from the same spot and at the same time of day that Cezanne painted the scenes. While there are other books on Cezanne's landscapes, none is as closely informed by painterly knowledge and perception or as complete in its grasp of Cezanne's period and geography as the one."

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