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 I
1
Cézanne as Theorist and Artist
7
An Illustrated Glossary
17
How Cézanne Organized a Picture
25
Introductory Analysis of a Still Life
39
Problems of Perspective
45
PAINTINGS ANALYZED
51
The Sainte Victoire from Bellevue
58
Provençal Mas near Gardanne
108
Realism and Abstraction III
111
Le Pont des Trois Sautets I I 2
112
Trees and Rocks at Bibemus
113
The Quarry at Bibemus
114
In the Forest of the Château Noir
116
Rocks in the Forest of the Château Noir
118
Further Comparisons
119

The Problem of Scale and the Control of Volume and Space
59
Distortion in Drawing
87
Aerial Perspective
97
The Sainte Victoire at Early Morning
102
Portrait of Kahnweiler by Picasso p 103
103
The Sainte Victoire from Les Lauves
104
LEstaque
106
View of LEstaque
107
The Mill near the Pont des Trois Sautets I 21
121
View of Gardanne 1 22
122
The Sainte Victoire from Bellevue I 24
124
The Sainte Victoire from Beaureceuil I 27
127
Landscape
128
Conclusion
131
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About the author (2006)

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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