Cezanne and Beyond
Publication Date: March 2009
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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 Cézannemany of his best-known and most admiredare 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.
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, 14921820. Katherine Sachs is an Adjunct Curator in the Department of European Painting before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
"Philadelphia''s resplendent exhibition and its fascinating catalog are a monument to the still powerful formulation of Clement Greenberg. . . . Cézanne''s paintings were a summa of his work that deserves a cum laude, and the array of modernist works was equally impressive."—Robert Herbert, New York Review of Books