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Paul Cézanne: The Man, The Artist, The Myth

Synopsis
Three separate films on Cezanne: 1) PAUL CEZANNE, PAINTER by Elisabeth Kapnist (26 mins) charts the painter’s artistic development from his childhood - marked by his friendship with Emile Zola - to his encounter with the Impressionists. Cézanne’s work opened up new pictorial perspectives. He was the forerunner of modern painting, of whom Picasso said, "Cézanne was the father of us all."

2) THE VICTORY OF CEZANNE by Jacques Deschamps (52 mins) Examines how the reclusive artist went from being ignored to being acknowledged as the master and inventor of abstraction, with unprecedented value in the art market.

3) THE VIOLENCE OF THE MOTIF by Alain Jaubert (30 mins) Cézanne made Mount Sainte-Victoire his motif. He painted it over sixty times from various viewpoints, in various styles and all seasons. The film examines this obsession.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
Art
Keywords
artists - French; Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906); modern art; art - French

Sections

Title
Paul Cézanne, Painter
Duration
26 mins

Title
The Victory of Cézanne
Duration
52 mins

Title
The Violence of the Motif
Duration
30 mins

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
http://boutique.arte.tv/ External site opens in new window
Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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