Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's Objects (Hardcover)

Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's Objects By Joel Meyerowitz (Photographer), Joel Meyerowitz (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Maggie Barrett (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image

Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's Objects (Hardcover)

By Joel Meyerowitz (Photographer), Joel Meyerowitz (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Maggie Barrett (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

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Meyerowitz brilliantly demonstrates how C zanne's studio and its contents enhanced the flatness of his paintings

Some years ago, while working on a book commission about Provence, Joel Meyerowitz visited C zanne's studio in Aix-en-Provence. While there, he experienced a flash of understanding about C zanne's art. C zanne had painted the studio walls a dark gray, mixing the color himself. Consequently, every object in the studio seemed to be absorbed into the gray of the background. There were no telltale reflections around the edges of the objects, so there was nothing that could separate them from the background itself. Meyerowitz suddenly saw how C zanne, making his small, patch-like brush marks, moved from the object to the background, and back again to the objects, without the illusion of perspective. After all, C zanne was the original voice of "flatness."

Meyerowitz decided to take each of the objects in C zanne's studio and view them against the gray wall (managing to obtain permission from the Director of the Atelier--no-one had touched these objects in ages). His impulse was to place each one in the exact same spot on his marble-topped table and just make a "dumb" record of it. He then decided to arrange them in rows, almost as if they were back on his shelf above the table, and made a grid of five rows with five objects on each row, with C zanne's hat as the centerpiece.

This beautifully designed volume presents these photographs, which are at once marvelous photographic still lifes and an incredible revelation of C zanne's methods.

Product Details ISBN: 9788862085649
ISBN-10: 8862085648
Publisher: Damiani Ltd
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 116
Language: English