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Chemin Des Lauves: The Studies, Motifs, and Garden Secrets of Paul Cézanne

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dc.contributor.advisor Smylitopoulos, Christina McDiarmid, Kimberly 2017-04-24T17:27:20Z 2017-04-24T17:27:20Z 2017-04 2017-04-12 2017-04-24
dc.description.abstract Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is widely known for his post-impressionist landscape paintings depicting mountains, forests, and garden spaces. The artist worked closely with the garden, owning property a property called Chemin des Lauves located in Aix en Provence during the last decade of his life. Despite popular interest of Chemin des Lauves as a tourist destination, a critical examination of Paul Cézanne’s relationship with his garden has yet to be conducted. Using an intermedial approach, this thesis unveils Cézanne’s understanding of his garden, not merely as a setting, but as an artistic process that reflected his experimentation with nineteenthcentury colour theory, optical studies, and his concerns with the expressive capability of landscape. This intervention moves beyond a conventional understanding of Cezanne’s appreciation of nature and demonstrates that because of Cézanne’s level of involvement with the garden space, Chemin des Lauves must be considered a painter’s garden. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.subject Post-Impressionism en_US
dc.subject Gardens en_US
dc.subject Garden Theory en_US
dc.subject Optical Studies en_US
dc.title Chemin Des Lauves: The Studies, Motifs, and Garden Secrets of Paul Cézanne en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Art History and Visual Culture en_US Master of Arts en_US School of Fine Art and Music en_US
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