Paul Cézanne, The 1907 Paris Exhibition - Rainer Maria Rilke
October 1907. An exhibition in honour of the French painter Paul Cézanne, who had died a year earlier, is held at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. The Austrian poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke, who was 32 years old at the time and living in Paris, where he worked as a secretary for the sculptor Auguste Rodin, visited the exhibition several times and recorded his impressions in a series of letters to his wife, the sculptor Clara Rilke Westhoff.
The poet's accounts reflect the deep emotional shock that Cézanne's art provoked in him. They are among the most important accounts of the reception of Cézanne's work shortly after his death and contain some astonishing artistic remarks. Stylistically, however, these reflections go far beyond mere art criticism. In compiling this book, it has come to light, strange as it may seem, that there does not appear to be a photographic archive of the 1907 retrospective.
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- Exhibitions, Icons of Modern Art, The Morozov Collection, Selection of Books