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Alex Danchev on Paul Cezanne in Bath

Saturday 16th November 2013

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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One of the titans of modern art, Paul Cézanne has long been the subject of fascination for art historians. However, his personality has remained elusive and enigmatic. The Letters of Paul Cézanne contains over 250 of the artist’s letters and allows us to experience him through his own idiosyncratic voice. Alex Danchev, author of the highly acclaimed biography Cézanne: A Life, shows us a side to the artist we hardly knew. Wittier, wiser, more philosophical and funnier, the letters offer us a fresh perspective on the man and his art. Including over twenty previously unpublished letters, they offer an intimate insight into Cézanne’s artistic vision, his politics, friendships and literary tastes. This fresh new translation also sheds light on Cézanne’s relationship with other artistic and literary figures such as Emile Zola.

Join us to celebrate a landmark event in the study of Cézanne and a glimpse into the personality of a legend.