Drawings and Watercolours


‘Beautiful … a deeply thought, lightly rendered account’ Financial Times, Book of the Year


ISBN: 9780500295212 Category:

Christopher Lloyd


Drawing was central to Cézanne’s indefatigable search for solutions to the problems posed by the depiction of reality. Many of his watercolours are equal to his paintings, and he himself made no real distinction between painting and drawing. This book’s six chapters are arranged thematically covering the whole range of Cézanne’s œuvre: works after the Old Masters such as Michelangelo and Rubens; his period as one of the Impressionists; his exploration of both portraiture and the human figure, including the magnificent bathers; his interaction with landscape, particularly in his native Provence and the dominating form of Mont Sainte-Victoire; and finally the magisterial still lifes. In the Introduction, as well as throughout the book, Lloyd sets the drawings and watercolours in the context of Cézanne’s life and overall artistic development. The result is a greater understanding of the process that led to some of the most absorbing art ever produced.

Additional information

Weight 762 g
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2019
Number of pages 320
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Weight 762 g


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