Hear about the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cézanne, the influential artist who was originally considered a madman, a barbarian and a sociopath.
Beginning with the unsettled teenager in Aix, biographer Alex Danchev takes us through the trials of a painter who was tormented by self-doubt, rejected by the Salon for forty years, sold nothing outside his immediate circle until his thirties, had a family he kept secret until his forties, had his first exhibition at the age of fifty-six – but who fiercely maintained his revolutionary beliefs.
These beliefs and the life Cézanne led became the obsession and inspiration of artists, writers, poets and philosophers from Matisse and Picasso to Samuel Beckett and Alan Ginsberg.
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Alex Danchev is the author of several highly acclaimed biographies, including George Braque and Cézanne: A Life. He writes for the London Times Literary Supplement and Times Higher Education. He is a professor of international relations at the University of Nottingham.
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