Cézanne, "puissant et solitaire" - Michel Hoog
Cézanne, "puissant et solitaire" - Michel Hoog

Cézanne, "puissant et solitaire" - Michel Hoog



Paul Cézanne made painting the sole concern of his life. In 1863, he exhibited at the Salon des Refusés, where Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe caused a scandal. He soon became friends with the Impressionists and in 1874 showed his House of the Hanged Man at Nadar's, which was next to Claude Monet's Impression Soleil Levant. But soon, as he spent more and more time in Aix and l'Estaque, in the light of the Midi, his work took a more personal turn: the flattening of the planes seemed to create a new space. Then came the Sainte Victoire and Les Baigneuses series. In 1885, a young dealer, Ambroise Vollard, presented Cézanne's first solo exhibition. This was his moment of glory. By clearly separating colour and drawing, Cézanne opened the door to modernity. But the motif remained the necessary source, and the painter returned to it until the very end. Michel Hoog, a specialist in the period, invites us to rediscover this powerful and solitary work.


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Exhibitions, Icons of Modern Art, The Morozov Collection, Selection of Books