Michael Doran has gathered texts by contemporaries of Paul Cézanne including artists, critics, and writers, that illuminate the influential painter's philosophy of art especially in his late years.
The book includes historically important essays by several authors, including Emile Bernard, Joaquim Gasquet, Maurice Denis, and Ambroise Vollard, along with selections from Cézanne's own letters. The book closes with Lawrence Gowing's essay, "The Logic of Organized Sensations," first published in 1977 and long out of print.
Cézanne's work, and the thinking that lay behind it, have been of inestimable importance to the artists who followed him. This gathering of writings will be of enormous interest to artists, writers, art historians and all students of modern art.
This edition contains an introduction written by noted Cézanne scholar Richard Shiff.
Michael Doran is an art historian and artist, he was formerly the Librarian of the Courtauld Institute in London.
About the artist
Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906) was a French artist who played a pivotal role in the development of modern art. As a Post-Impressionist painter, he developed his own characteristic style, with exploratory brushstrokes and close study of his subjects, painting still lifes, landscapes and portraits. In 1924, Tate became the first public museum in the United Kingdom to acquire Cezanne’s paintings, and they remain an important part of the collection.