Volledige titel: Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse. Visions of Arcadia
|Auteur(s)||:||Joseph J. Rishel|
|hoogte x breedte||:||31 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm|
|Uitgever||:||Yale University Press|
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A trio of masterpieces by Gauguin, Cezanne, and Matisse are joined by works by other major artists in this exploration of the enduring vitality of the theme of Arcadia
The notion of a golden age set in an earthly paradise has long kindled the human imagination. Virgil envisioned such a place of bucolic pleasures-erotic and unsullied, sometimes shadowed by blunted desires and doubts-in his Eclogues, set in the valley of Arcadia in ancient Greece. His poems defined for Western art and literature a theme that continues to this day. Their resonance as a foundation for European painters around 1900 is the subject of this beautifully illustrated catalogue, which focuses on three monumental paintings-Paul Gauguin's Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1897-98), Paul Cezanne's The Large Bathers (1906), and Henri Matisse's Bathers by a River (1909-10, 1913, and 1916-17). Other masterpieces by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Nicolas Poussin, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes establish the high value given to Arcadia in the history of French painting. These are joined by major works by Henri Edmond Cross, Robert Delaunay, Andre Derain, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, and Paul Signac, as well as paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Franz Marc, and Natalia Goncharova to suggest the vitality of this subject outside the canonical French definitions.
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Joseph J. Rishel is a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a specialist in the art of Paul Cézanne. He retired in May 2016 and is currently a curator emeritus of European Painting. He was married to Anne d'Harnoncourt, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, until her death in 2008.
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