The French painter felt he had to rise to the challenge of one question above all things else: What exactly is it to be a modern artist?
Cézanne Portrait, Hidden for 158 Years, Found Under a Still Life
The painting, discovered by a Cincinnati Art Museum conservator, might be one of the Post-Impressionist painter’s first self-portraits.
The Toledo Museum of Art Is Deaccessioning Impressionist Works to Diversify Its Collection
The Ohio museum is planning to auction off three paintings by Cézanne, Renoir, and Matisse with the goal of “broadening the narrative of art history.”
Cézanne’s Hard Truths
For Cézanne, stone represented structure incarnate.
Broaching the Subject of Beauty
A look at three paintings from the cusp of the 20th century that make a powerful argument for beauty.
The Trouble with Renoir’s Nudes
Renoir: The Body, The Senses makes some attempts, vain in my opinion, to present Renoir as a politically progressive artist, even a closet feminist.
The Complete History of Cubism in One Blockbuster Exhibition
The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in France since 1953 illustrates how the radical art movement shattered western pictorial conventions.
Joel Meyerowitz’s Still Life Photographs of the Objects in Cézanne’s Studio
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz captured objects in Cézanne’s studio against a grey wall, considering the influence of this background on the artist’s work.
The Portraiture of Paul Cézanne
Portraits by Cézanne at the Musée d’Orsay includes 60 psychologically loaded canvases from all periods of the artist’s career.
A Stilted Cinematic Portrait of Cézanne and Zola’s Lifelong Friendship
The new film Cézanne and I focuses on the extreme temperamental differences between the two great friends, but offers few other insights.
A Show About Delacroix’s Influence Is Sorely Missing His Work
LONDON — Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art suffers from too few of Delacroix’s works and far too much of the “modern art.”
Abusing the Marquis de Sade
PARIS — Georges Bataille, in The Accursed Share, said that if the Marquis de Sade had not existed, he would have had to been invented.