Based on the Book: Cezanne in Provence

I love movies, even if they are documentaries.

While not precisely based on the book, Cezanne in Provence is a wonderful background documentary to start my study of Cezanne’s work. Stemming from the National Gallery of Art’s  2006 exhibition of Cezanne’s paintings, the documentary film gives a lot of background information about Cezanne’s life in Paris and Provence and about his painting style.

The catalog from the exhibit has also been published in a 350 page coffee table book and shows Cezanne’s paintings in more detail. I’ve been slogging through it during cooking down time — you know those times when you are stirring something or waiting for something to come out of the microwave. I have to admit that I kind of skimmed all the really good stories and text in the beginning to get to some of the art and I’m feeling a little guilty about it. It’s really a gorgeous book and I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with it this week!

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5 responses

  1. His studio was so neat to see. I’m so glad I went there. They don’t let you take pictures inside, though!

    1. I’m looking forward to the tour, too!

  2. Looks like a wonderful book, totally recommend a pilgrimage here to the home of Cezanne and his inspiration and also the latter home (and resting place) of Picasso.

    1. I’m coming to visit in April 2013; can barely contain my excitement!

  3. […] strolling through the many photos in the Cezanne in Provence book, I ran across these two paintings with similar subjects.  Since it’s forecast to be yet […]

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