Cézanne's Composition: Analysis of His Form with Diagrams and Photographs of His Motifs

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University of California Press, 2006 - Art - 143 pages
This book had its provenance in the late 1920s, when Erle Loran, then a young artist who wanted to fathom the mysteries of CÉzanne's structural form, took up residence in the master's studio in Aix-en-Provence. For several years he lived there and painted, and when he came across familiar motifs in the countryside, he took snapshots of the setting. These photographs assisted Loran in his analysis of CÉzanne's composition and served as the basis for this book, which analyzes over 30 of CÉzanne's paintings. This new edition brings Loran's milestone study up-to-date with a new foreword by art historian Richard Shiff, who places Loran's work into today's art historical context.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Problems of Perspective
45
The Problem of Scale and the Control of Volume and Space
59
Distortion through the Shifting of Eye Levels
75
The Problem of Distortion through Tipping Axes
81
XI
87
Aerial Perspective
97
The Sainte Victoire from Les Lauves
104
In the Forest of the Château Noir
116
XIV
119
View of Gardanne
122
AAAIA Landscape
128
XV
131
INUX
139
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Besides being an artist of considerable reputation, Erle Loran was Professor of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Richard Shiff holds the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and directs the Center for the Study of Modernism at the University of Texas, Austin. His books include Cézanne and the End of Impressionism (1984).

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