Cézanne and Beyond

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Joseph J. Rishel, Katherine Sachs, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009 - Art - 585 pages
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With essays by Roberta Bernstein, Yve-Alain Bois, Jean-François Chevrier, John Elderfield, John Golding, Christopher Green, Jennie Hirsh, Joop M. Joosten, Anabelle Kienle, Albert Kostenevich, Carolyn Lanchner, Mark D. Mitchell, Joseph J. Rishel, Katherine Sachs, Richard Shiff, Robert Storr, and Michael R. Taylor


The famous proclamation that Cézanne “is the father of us all” has been attributed to both Matisse and Picasso, and his influence has extended to a great diversity of artists thereafter. In this monumental book, a team of distinguished scholars offers the most comprehensive view to date on Cézanne’s vital role in shaping European and American art throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.


More than forty paintings and ten works on paper by Cézanne—many of his best-known and most admired—are juxtaposed throughout the catalogue with approximately 120 works by a range of modern and contemporary artists who found in Cézanne a central inspiration. They include Max Beckmann, Georges Braque, Charles Demuth, Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, Marsden Hartley, Fernand Léger, Brice Marden, Piet Mondrian, Giorgio Morandi, Liubov Popova, and Jeff Wall, as well as Picasso, Matisse, Johns, and Kelly. The essays offer insights into the “conversation” between Cézanne and each of these other artists, who stand on a par with his greatness. Among its many features, this book contains conceptual overviews by Richard Shiff and Robert Storr as well as an illustrated chronology.

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This hefty catalog accompanying the show of the same name at the Philadelphia Museum of Art highlights C�zanne's influence on a diverse group of established, emerging, and, in some cases ... Read full review

A comprehensive book for a great exhibit.

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This book really does a good job in presenting how each artist from Mondrian to Picasso was influenced in some profound way by Paul Cezann. It presents information and showcases examples of work in an ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Joseph J. Rishel is the Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900 and Senior Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is the co-editor of The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820. Katherine Sachs is an Adjunct Curator in the Department of European Painting before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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