For Cézanne, stone represented structure incarnate.
A look at three paintings from the cusp of the 20th century that make a powerful argument for beauty.
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 first exhibition devoted to Cubism in France since 1953 illustrates how the radical art movement shattered western pictorial conventions.
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz captured objects in Cézanne’s studio against a grey wall, considering the influence of this background on the artist’s work.
Portraits by Cézanne at the Musée d’Orsay includes 60 psychologically loaded canvases from all periods of the artist’s career.
The new film Cézanne and I focuses on the extreme temperamental differences between the two great friends, but offers few other insights.
LONDON — Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art suffers from too few of Delacroix’s works and far too much of the “modern art.”
PARIS — Georges Bataille, in The Accursed Share, said that if the Marquis de Sade had not existed, he would have had to been invented.
The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, a wealthy suburb north of Detroit, sold a Paul Cézanne painting for $100 million last year, the historic home’s 2013 tax forms recently revealed.
Masters of painting are occupying major venues in New York this winter. Egon Schiele at the Neue Galerie, Matisse cutouts at MoMA. In addition, the rival Picasso exhibitions at Gagosian and Pace are noteworthy, as is Madame Cézanne at the emblazoned, tarnished Met.
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.