4 French Trailblazers Who Changed the World
Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked ‘Cézanne is the father of us all’, and the one painter whose work other artists longed to own was Paul Cézanne. He didn’t sell much and his work was regularly rejected by the official Salon, and yet he changed the course of art history.
Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked ‘Cézanne is the father of us all’, and the one painter whose work other artists longed to own was Paul Cézanne. Ernest Hemingway once stated that he desired to write as Cézanne painted, and Cézanne had great influence in the world of literature as well as that of art.
He didn’t sell much and his work was regularly rejected by the official Salon. Yet he created a bridge between the Impressionists and the Cubists and laid the foundations for modern art. He changed the course of art history.
Learn about the life of this extraordinary artist – his friendship with Émile Zola and the impact of that relationship on them both, his deep love for his birthplace of Provence, his obsession with Mont Sainte-Victoire which he painted more than sixty times, his marriage, and his incredible dedication to painting until his final hours. See some of his most wonderful works and explore the career and influence of this artistic genius.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your Trailblazers series.
As a lifelong Francophone and Francophile, it was so interesting to get the whole story as it were, about your subjects. In each of your presentations, I learned a great deal that I didn’t know, and your information was spot on.
So I thank you so much for the opportunity to listen and learn.
Then you for another amazing talk Susannah!!
Thank you for an excellent presentation on one of my favourite painters, Cezanne. I just loved learning so much more about this marvellous iconic artist.
Please relate to Susannah how much I enjoyed her lectures! She is so well researched, very engaging, and simply, divine! Thank you, Susannah!!
That was absolutely wonderful, Susannah – the flow of images – painting, photos – as ever, with the commentary. Thank you. This is an unforgettable series of talks in our shared 2021 lockdown months.
Thankyou. Very interesting and stimulating.
Thoroughly enjoyed the talk.
Susannah is fabulous. I saw her at Mosman Library a couple of years ago and LOVED her enthusiasm, knowledge and obvious research. I have really enjoyed Victor Hugo and Cezanne and will look forward to sharing my new knowledge with my French conversation class tomorrow.
So interesting! I loved learning about Cezanne and continue to be in awe of your prodigious knowledge, wide reading, and marvellous enthusiasm.
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Cezanne: A life by Alex Danchev
The Private Lives Of The Impressionists by Sue Roe
A Man and his Mountain: The Life of Paul Cézanne by Hugh McLeave
Cézanne’s Gravity by Carol Armstrong
Cézanne: A Biography by John Rewald
Cezanne et Moi, a 2016 French movie about the friendship of Paul Cézanne and Émile Zola
Paul Cézanne – Google Arts & Culture
Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings at Princeton University Art Museum
Susannah Fullerton: Literary France – Top Ten Places to Visit