Cezanne drawings

Paul Cézanne

Drawings and Watercolours

  1. Christopher Lloyd
  • ISBN 9780500093870
  • 22.90 x 15.20 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 320pp
  • With 226 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • First published 2015

Drawing was central to Cézanne’s search for solutions to the problems posed by the depiction of reality and he made no real distinction between painting and drawing

‘Even connoisseurs will find something new in this exquisite volume’ – Financial Times
‘This beautiful, compact reading volume is a deeply thought, lightly rendered account’– Financial Times - Books of the Year
'A beautifully produced, highly accessible volume’– Apollo Magazine
‘Christopher Lloyd writes in an accessible and engaging style that draws you in and along …’– Artbookreview.net

Lloyd sets the drawings and watercolours in the context of Cézanne’s life and overall artistic development. The result is a greater understanding of the process that led to some of the most absorbing art ever produced.

This book is arranged thematically covering the whole range of Cézanne’s œuvre: works after the Old Masters such as Michelangelo and Rubens; his period as one of the Impressionists; his exploration of both portraiture and the human figure, including the magnificent bathers; his interaction with landscape, particularly in his native Provence and the dominating form of Mont Sainte-Victoire; and finally the magisterial still lifes.