Interpreting CÚzanne

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Harvard University Press, 1988 - Art - 296 pages
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Cezanne is justly admired as one of the seminal artists of the modern era. He is the standard by which we measure ourselves as modern appreciators of art. This book, an essay in interpretation, proposes a way out of the impasse of formalism. Interpretation as pursued in this book proceeds on the conviction that a work holds more than meets the eye. For this submerged content to be apparent, however, the reader will be required to exercise a scrutiny more intense than is commonly the case.

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Geist proposes a new interpretation of Cezanne's paintings based on verbal/visual puns, rebuses, hidden images, and symbolic representations referring to Cezanne's family, friends, and his own erotic ... Read full review

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two Father Father
30
three The Donkey in Cezanne
49
five Double Trouble
130
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