Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer: Cezanne and Provence The Painter in His Culture



Ring system by which he could represent the visible world p 152 This is not the focus I was hoping to find but it is interesting and educates me on the history of the region as well as allowing me to hear the artist s voice on what he was trying to achieve in his work as evidenced by uotes from his correspondence. Yle firmly grounded in details of local history and even geology These landscapes together with images of bathers cardplayers and other figures were ey facets of Cézanne's imaginary reconstruction of Provence as primordial and idyllic a modern French ArcadiaHighly original and lavishly illustrated Cézanne and Provence gives us an entirely new Cézanne no longer the uintessential icon of generic depersonalized modernism but instead a self consciously provincial innovator of mainstream styles deeply influenced by Provençal culture places and politics.

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Useful I hated the DESIGN of the book I liked how the author presented a lot of ethnographic and literary evidence for her thesis An interesting perspective worthy of note I am interested in Cezanne s studio in Aix en Provence 1901 new studio I was looking for reading which might explore Cezanne s paintings of. In 1886 Paul Cézanne left Paris permanently to settle in his native Aix en Provence Nina M Athanassoglou Kallmyer argues that far from an escapist venture like Gauguin's stay in Brittany or Monet's visits to Normandy Cézanne's departure from Paris was a deliberate abandonment intimately connected with late nineteenth century French regionalist politicsLike many of his childhood friends Cézanne detested the homogenizing effects of modernism and bourgeois capitalism on the culture people and landscapes of his beloved Provence Turning away from the mai.

Mont Sainte Victoire as viewed from or near the studio and his changing vision of it under various conditions and lighting and over time I came across this book as a start which in Chapter 4 discusses the author s theory that for Cezanne geology and philosophy provided inspiration metaphoric analogy and a structu. Nstream modernist aesthetic of his impressionist years Cézanne sought instead to develop a new artistic tradition evocative of his Provençal heritage Athanassoglou Kallmyer shows that Provence served as a distinct and defining cultural force that shaped all aspects of Cézanne's approach to representation including subject matter style and technical treatment For instance his self portraits and portraits of family members reflect a specifically Provençal sense of identity And Cézanne's Provençal landscapes express an increasingly traditionalist st.