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Cézanne amongst us …

With the French film by Daniele Thompson film coming out next week – Cézanne et Moi, I thought this piece could be interesting, well at least for me it is …

Translated from an article on the Abbaye de Talloires site.

In 1896, Paul Cézanne was becoming a well known painter but was still the object of “quolibets” (a French word I have never read) vulgar and offensive jokes or jeered by journalists and from a public too used to the pompous classicism medalist painters of official Salons. His success didn’t help to dispel his gloom and only the Mas de Bouffan, his family estate in Aix-les-Provence, gave him the solitude he so needed and aspired to paint. Hortense his wife and Paul his son lived mostly in Paris.

Cézanne was tortured by his illness, diabetes, his family and doctor’s forced him to take a break away from its native soil in Aix-en-Provence. In June, after a month of treatment in Vichy while staying in the hotel Molière, he spent a few days in Chambery at the Verdun Hotel. From where he would venture out on excursions to Grande Chartreuse and to Annecy. After staying in Annecy for a while he took a boat to the Abbaye de Talloires, which had recently been converted into a hotel, he spent much of the summer there.

On the shores of Lake Annecy he found inspiration, surrounded by his family he painted one of his finest masterpieces Lake Annecy. Today it is the property of the Courtauld Institute in London. He also painted two other tableaux of the Child in a Straw Hat, which can be found respectively in County Museum in Los Angeles and Yoshi Gallery of Tokyo and 21 water colors and drawings referenced with Venturi Rewald. All of these works are now scattered in some of the largest collections in the world.

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Document Cézanne en Savoie – Association 1901.

 

 

http://www.abbaye-talloires.com/fr/cezanne-annecy_78.aspx

 

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