Author(s): Hajo Duchting
This is TASCHEN's 25th anniversary-special edition!
This title presents a revolutionary approach to spatial and visual values.
Perhaps best known for his exceptional apples and pears, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was one of the founding fathers of modern art. Though he was underappreciated and highly criticized during his life, as time passed Cezanne's work came to be considered of inestimable importance. His method of experimentation with abstraction and perspective was an important precursor to modern painting, particularly cubism.
Hajo Duchting was born in Dusseldorf and trained as a translator. Then he studied art history, archaeology and philosophy. He has worked in museums and has lectured on art history and museum education at the universities of Munich and Leipzig. A painter himself, Hajo Duchting now lives in Munich, where he is also a writer, editor, and art historian.