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BAUMANN, Felix A., et alia (editor)

Cézanne & Giacometti : paths of doubt

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Edited by Felix A. Baumann & Poul Erik Tøjner. Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2008. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 359, illustrated.

“Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) has been the artist’s artist of choice for more than a century now, and there seems to be no end to the inspirational forces embedded within his work. Despite the sixty-two years separating their births, it is almost impossible to avoid drawing comparisons between the lives and works of Cezanne and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Both men began with a violent period of creation, focusing on sex and struggle until a decisive creative shift meant that they instead devoted themselves to the task of realistic representation. Even in his works which seem stylistically unrelated, Giacometti made frequent allusions to the master from Aix.” “With essays by Felix A. Baumann, Tobia Bezzola, Inken Freudenberg, Donat Rutimann, Poul Erik Tojner, and Veronique Wiesinger, this publication closely examines the development of this affiliation, revealing how an appreciation of Giacometti’s work can shed new light on Cezanne’s artistic achievements and exploring the possibility that – in spite of chronological complications – this relationship was one that benefited both artists.” – the dustjacket