Paul Cezanne

Galleries

The Painterly Cravings of Larry Poons

by Jason Andrew on February 18, 2013

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Larry Poons might be considered one of the top painters working today, and he knows it. Over his five-decade career he has painted seminal works that have been shown and owned by an illustrious list of prominent private and museum collections all over the world. Critics and historians have written about his work for decades, with pages upon pages chronicling his modes and methods.

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Museums

Seeing Behind a Master’s Process: Matisse

by Kyle Chayka on December 25, 2012

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It’s a funny thing to see one of the heroes of modern art at work. Viewing Matisse: In Search of True Painting at the Metropolitan Museum is kind of like watching a YouTube video of Pablo Picasso painting. The artistic act is present and impressive — you are seeing a great painter create great art in real time — but also somehow underwhelming, like uncovering the man behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz. They’re only human, after all.

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EssaysWeekend

How Free Is Free?

by Thomas Micchelli on April 7, 2012

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Where political repression is not at issue, is it beside the point to talk about artistic freedom?

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Today we learn that the nation of Qatar, which is quietly building a very expensive collection of modern and contemporary art, acquired Paul Cézanne’s “The Card Players” for the tune of $250 million in 2011.

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Ok, some dude buys a painting cuz he likes the frame, turns out it may be Post-Impressionist super-painter Paul Cezanne’s earliest painting eva — he would’ve been a 15 year old art student at the time. Now that people think it’s a Cezanne it may be worth £40million. But wait, it’s pretty fugly. Discuss. [Daily Mail]

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