Cézanne and modernism : the poetics of painting

Medina, Joyce, 1953-

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  • Creator Joyce Medina
  • Format Books
  • Publication Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [1995] ©1995
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  • Physical Details
    • x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780585045429, 0585045429, 0791422313, 0791422321
  • OCLC ocm42854929


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) and index.


  • I. Cezanne and the Unity of Modernism. Modernism: Technique vs. Content. Cezanne: The Late Work -- II. From Impressionism to Cezanne: Psychological Theories. The Impression as Medium. The Redefinition of Sensation: Psychology and Epistemology. Psychological Positivism: Taine. Psychological Eclecticism: Psychophysics. Empathetic and Abstract Psychologism. The Bergsonian Synthesis. The Blending of Horizons: Bergson, Cezanne, Modernism -- III. From Impressionism to Cezanne: Aesthetic Theories. The Impressionists: From Sensations to Signs. From Truth to Symbol: Optics and Color Science. The Symbolists: From Signs to Images. In Conclusion: Cezanne, the Potential Synthesis -- IV. The Path into Modernism: Four Modalities of Imagery in Cezanne. The "Legendary" Cezanne. "Realization" in Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics. Cezanne's Early Period (1863-95). Symbolic Images: Realisation des Sensations. Cezanne's Experimental Period (1880-95). Plastic Images: Realisation sur Nature. Modulation. Condensation. The Motif. The Period of Serialization (1890-1906). Contemplative Images: Realisation du Motif. Visionary Images: Realisation du Motif -- V. Death and Non-Figuration: Cezanne's Ultimate Synthesis. The Pictorial Materials of the Imagination: Analytic Components and Antecedents of the Shifting Motif of The Cardplayers. The Narrative Materials of the Imagination: Scenes of Cardplaying and Card Fables as Sources of Emplotment. The Affective Materials: The Ugolino Drawing and Other Biographical Images as Indistinct Elements of Motif in The Cardplayers. Excursus: On the Mythology of Modern Death. Conclusion: The Trump Card/Players
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