Reexamines the paintings of Cezanne, discusses symbolism and hidden allusions, and looks at the influence of Cezanne's personal life on his art
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Geist proposes a new interpretation of Cezanne's paintings based on verbal/visual puns, rebuses, hidden images, and symbolic representations referring to Cezanne's family, friends, and his own erotic fantasies. He is strongest when discussing the puns, which have been scrupulously researched and are based on words taken from French, occasionally from Latin or Provencal, and more frequently from the sexual slang of the period. Also intriguing is his complex theory of the symbolism present in Cezanne's repeated use of certain objects and figural poses to represent specific individuals, but his reasons for insisting that these are unconscious products are unconvincing. Fascinating speculations to supplement the standard formal studies. For large art collections. Lynell A. Morr, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Lib., Sarasota, Fla.
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Book Description Harvard University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110674459555
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