• Cezanne. The man who created modern art

    19 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    IN THE FALL OF 1894, the American painter Mary Cassatt attended a dinner in the countryside outside Paris with a group of artists, among them the notoriously bohemian Paul Cezanne. "His manners at first startled me," she wrote to a friend. "He scrapes his soup plate, then lifts it and pours the remaining drops in the spoon; he even takes his chop in his fingers and pulls the meat from the bone... Yet in spite of the total disregard of the dictionary of manners, he shows a politeness towards us which no other man here would have shown." As Cassatt observed, there was something surprising...
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