Arts: Cezanne Monument

Scarcely a painter in all the history of Art has been so vilified, so passionately abhorred as Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). The salons were closed to him; his private exhibitions were succès de scandale; through connivance with the heirs, the Louvre managed to avoid owning the three paintings by him in the Caillebotte collection.

But History's repetitions prove that after excessive hostility one may expect unreasoning cult. Certainly Cezanne has passed through these phases; he has been the sanctified father, rather indiscriminately, of all the post-impressionist...

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