Cézanne: Drawing Hardcover

Cézanne: Drawing Hardcover

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Cézanne at his most modern: a major career-spanning appraisal of his extraordinarily experimental drawings

Paul Cézanne’s exceptional vision was powered by his experimentation on paper, even though he is best known as a painter. The artist characterised shape by various probing lines in pencil and watercolour on individual sheets and throughout the pages of sketchbooks, realised compositions through repetitions and transformations, and generated kaleidoscopic colour through the layering of watercolour. Cézanne is at his most modern in these material realities of drawing:

  • Embracing the incomplete.
  • Making the process transparent.
  • Actively encouraging the observer to engage in the act of perception.

This is the most significant effort to date to bring together drawings from across Cézanne’s entire career, tracing the development of his practice on paper, exploring working methods that transcend the subject, and devoting both curatorial and conservation-based research to these remarkable works. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, this is the most significant effort to date to bring together drawings from across Cézanne’s entire career, tracing the development of his practice on paper, exploring working methods that transcend subject, and devoting both curatorial and conservation-based research to these remarkable works.