The First Modern Painter



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Michel Hoog


Paul Cézanne – a solitary genius who overcame opposition from his family, friends and the official Salon – made painting the sole preoccupation of his life. He worked unceasingly to realize his vision of a ‘harmony parallel to nature’, investigating the logic of colours and re-creating space.

Mocked by Parisian critics, he withdrew to Provence where he laboured quietly until a later generation hailed him as the father of a new art.

Here is his story, told in his own words, in those of his friends, and in the accolades of great artists, philosophers and critics.

Additional information

Weight 280 g
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 1994
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.8 cm
Weight 280 g


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Michel Hoog was a professor at the Ecole du Louvre since 1971 and curator of the Musée de l'Orangerie until his death in 1992.