New Horizons


The First Modern Painter

  1. Michel Hoog
  2. Translated by Rosemary Stonehewer
  • ISBN 9780500300374
  • 17.70 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 176pp
  • Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
  • First published 1994
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'I owe you the truth in painting,' said Paul Cézanne.

This solitary genius, who overcame opposition from his family, friends and the official Salon, made painting the sole preoccupation of his life. He worked unceasingly to realize his vision of a 'harmony parallel to nature', investigating the logic of colours, re-creating space.

Mocked by Parisian critics, he withdrew to Provence where he laboured quietly until a later generation hailed him as the father of a new art.

In this profusely illustrated, pocket-size book Cézanne's story is told in his own words, in those of his friends, and in the accolades of great artists, philosophers and critics.