Michael Doran has gathered texts by contemporaries of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)--including artists, critics, and writers--that illuminate the influential painter's philosophy of art especially in his late years. The book includes historically important essays by a dozen different authors, including Emile Bernard, Joaquim Gasquet, Maurice Denis, and Ambroise Vollard, along with selections from Cezanne's own letters. In addition to the material included in the original French edition of the book, which has also been published in German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese, this edition contains an introduction written especially for it by noted Cezanne scholar Richard Shiff. The book closes with Lawrence Gowing's magisterial essay, "The Logic of Organized Sensations," first published in 1977 and long out of print. Cezanne's work, and the thinking that lay behind it, have been of inestimable importance to the artists who followed him. This gathering of writings will be of enormous interest to artists, writers, art historians--indeed to all students of modern art.
Michael Doran, who is both an art historian and a practicing artist, was formerly the Librarian of the Courtauld Institute in London.
Preface Introduction by Richard Shiff Documents Gustave Geffroy: Excerpt from Claude Monet, His Life, His Times, His Works Ambroise Vollard: Excerpt from Paul Cezanne Leo Larguier: Excerpt from Sunday with Paul Cezanne Jules Borely: 'Cezanne at Aix' (L'Art Vivant) Emile Bernard: Letter to His Mother (5 February 1904) Paul Cezanne: Letters to Emile Bernard (April to June, 1904) Emile Bernard: 'Paul Cezanne' (L'Occident) Paul Cezanne: Letters to Emile Bernard (July 1904 to September 1906) Emile Bernard: 'Memories of Paul Cezanne' (Mercure de France) Francis Jourdain: Excerpt from Cezanne R. P. Riviere and J. F. Schnerb: 'The Studio of Cezanne' (La Grande Revue) Maurice Denis: Excerpt from the Journal Karl Ernst Osthaus: 'A Visit to Paul Cezanne' (Das Feuer) Paul Cezanne: My Confessions Interpretations Joachim Gasquet: 'What He Said to Me' (excerpt from Cezanne) Emile Bernard: 'A Conversation with Cezanne' (Mercure de France) Maurice Denis: 'Cezanne' (excerpt from Theories) Lawrence Gowing: 'The Logic of Organized Sensations' Notes Bibliography Index