This fully illustrated publication is a groundbreaking approach to the study of Paul Cézanne’s works on paper.
Published in association with Luxembourg + Co. on the occasion of their 2019 exhibition 'Reconstructing Cezanne', this catalogue features in-depth analyses of Cezanne’s works on paper by Fabienne Ruppen, based on DNA examination of the papers he used for his watercolours and drawings, as well as extensive commentary on new horizons in Cezanne scholarship by expert Walter Feilchenfeldt, co-author of the artist’s online catalogue raisonné.
At the core of this exploration are two watercolours that Cezanne produced from a large sheet of paper, which he divided into two sections for the purpose of capturing different landscapes: the Courtauld Gallery’s renowned La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, from 1885–87, and a Paysage Provençal in private ownership. Reconstructing Cezanne reunites these two works for the first time.
This publication follows the decision of the Société Paul Cezanne and the family of the artist to spell the artist’s name without an acute accent.
Walter Feilschenfeldt is a Swiss curator.
Fabienne Ruppen is a Professor at the University of Zurich
Yuval Etgar is an art historian and curator. He is currently acting as Director of Research and Exhibitions at Luxembourg + Co., London and New York, and Adjunct Curator at the Bauhaus Foundation, Tel Aviv.
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.