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List of illustrations

  • The Artist's Father, Reading L'Événement
  • Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, Anne-Elisabeth Honorine Aubert Cézanne
  • Portrait of the Artist’s Sister, Marie
  • Monsieur et Madame Auguste Manet
  • Still Life with Sugar Bowl, Pears, and Blue Cup
  • A Modern Olympia
  • Olympia
  • Manette, or the Cabinet-maker's Wife
  • Bathers at Rest
  • Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe)
  • Copies of Cézanne's Bathers, page from An Album of Pencil Sketches
  • Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe
  • Pastorale (Idylle)
  • Luncheon on the Grass (Déjeuner sur l’herbe)
  • Luncheon on the Grass (Déjeuner sur l’herbe)
  • The Black Marble Clock
  • Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons
  • Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons, detail
  • Still Life with Fruit Dish
  • Homage to Cézanne
  • Apples
  • Apples: 46 Gordon Square
  • Window Still Life
  • View of the Pond at Charleston, East Sussex
  • Vanessa Bell Painting
  • Mrs. Leslie Stephen (Mrs. Herbert Duckworth)
  • Mrs. Duckworth at Saxonbury
  • A Room of One’s Own, dust jacket
  • Still Life with Bowl and Milk Jug
  • Objects in Cézanne’s atelier
  • Still Life with Fruit and Glass
  • Bread and Fruit Dish on a Table
  • Carafe and Candlestick
  • Still Life with Compote and Glass
  • Gravitation
  • Curvature of What?
  • Pictorial Representation in Absence of Metric, or in Curved Spacetime with a Metric
  • The Kitchen Table
  • Cézanne’s Composition
  • Illustration demonstrating perspective
  • Pages from Cézanne's Composition
  • Still Life with a Plaster Cupid
  • Stoneware Pitcher
  • Fruit and Jug on a Table
  • Still Life with Apples
  • Apples and Oranges
  • Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of spacetime
  • Portrait of Gustave Geffroy
  • Portrait of Joachim Gasquet
  • Portrait of Ambroise Vollard
  • Portrait of Antony Valabrègue
  • Portrait of Antony Valabrègue
  • Portrait of Victor Chocquet
  • Portrait of Victor Chocquet
  • Portrait of Victor Chocquet, Seated
  • Lac d'Annecy
  • Portrait of Henri Gasquet
  • The Gardener Vallier
  • Self-Portrait
  • Ginger Pot with Pomegranate and Pears
  • Still Life with Watermelon and Pomegranates
  • Still Life with Cut Watermelon
  • Still Life with Apples, Pears, and a Pot
  • Flowers in a Vase
  • The Blue Vase
  • Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Monkey
  • Madame Cézanne with Hortensias
  • Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair
  • Self-Portrait with Spectacles
  • Portrait of Madame Chardin
  • Portrait of Clara Westhoff-Rilke
  • Portrait of Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Self-Portrait (with Amber Necklace)
  • Still Life with Yellow Bowl and Earthenware Pitcher
  • Still Life with Bottles and Apple
  • Mont Sainte-Victoire from Les Lauves
  • Mont Sainte-Victoire
  • Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Les Lauves
  • Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves
  • The Garden at Les Lauves
  • Woman Nursing Her Son
  • Studies of a Child’s Head, a Woman’s Head, a Spoon, and a Longcase Clock
  • Portrait of Paul, the Artist’s Son
  • Son of the Artist with the Red Armchair
  • Portrait of Madame Cézanne
  • Portrait of Madame Cézanne
  • Portrait of Madame Cézanne
  • Madame Cézanne in Blue
  • Portrait of Madame Cézanne
  • Madame Cézanne (Hortense Fiquet) in the Conservatory
  • Madame Cézanne with Green Hat
  • Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Armchair
  • Madame Cézanne in a Red Dress
  • Woman with a Coffeepot
  • Smoker
  • The Cardplayers
  • The Large Bathers
  • Diana and Actaeon
  • Head and Hand of the Artist’s Son Asleep
  • The Finding of Moses
  • Bathers
  • The Great Bather
  • Standing Model
  • Standing Female Nude
  • Train Landscape
  • Bibémus Quarry
  • Rocks at Bibémus
  • Jacket on a Chair
  • Curtains
  • The Curtain
  • Still Life with a Curtain
  • Still Life with Flowered Curtain and Fruits
  • The Flowered Vase
  • Mountains and Sea
  • Helen Frankenthaler
  • The Bay
  • The Bay of Marseilles, seen from L’Estaque
  • Lake II
  • Before the Caves
  • Group of Bison
  • Basque Beach
  • Bay Side
  • Nature Abhors a Vacuum
  • Europa
  • Mattress II
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~This book has been a long time in the making, and its shape has shifted more than once. Its genesis goes back to two origin points. The first of those dates to the 1990s, when I was teaching at the City University of New York Graduate Center and began work on a project concerned with the vexed history of the discourse on color; one of the instances...
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~From the beginning of Paul Cézanne’s painting...
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~I begin again with The Black Clock (see fig. 16), turning now to its equivocation about time, and marking, as I do, a transition to the strangeness of the temporal experience of Paul Cézanne’s paintings—as matched by the twisted timelines of Roger Fry’s art-historically informed criticism and...
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What is an object? What is space? And what is the relation between the two concepts? These are three questions that this chapter shall attempt to address, by looking comparatively at the way Cézanne the artist thought about them and the way Einstein the scientist reasoned about them. My aim is not to...
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~In 1895, Cézanne began and worked on, but did not finish, a portrait of the Impressionist critic Gustave Geffroy (fig. 48), whom he had met at Claude Monet’s house in Giverny. Fifty years later, in his essay titled “Cézanne’s Doubt,” Maurice Merleau-Ponty wrote one short sentence, and a couple of...
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~The poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote with special eloquence about Cézanne’s Black Clock (see fig. 16). Coming toward the end of the epistolary collection Letters on Cézanne, edited posthumously by his wife, Clara Westhoff Rilke, the letter in which these remarks appeared was written on October...
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Was Cézanne a schizophrenic? As we have seen, Merleau-Ponty detected something approaching schizophrenia in Cézanne—though by that, he was quite clear he meant neither that Cézanne was a madman, nor that the key to understanding his painting lay in whatever...
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~I end with an epilogue concerning two linked figures, Clement Greenberg and Helen Frankenthaler, who offer alternative understandings and represent alternative after-lives of Cézanne’s life of painting. I start my ending in 1952,...
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