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- DescriptionIn 1878, the author Marius Roux, a ted friend of Emile Zola and Paul Cezanne, published La proie et l'ombre , a little-kwn roman a clef featuring a thinly disguised Cezanne as the main character, Germain Rambert. The text prominently features several conversations drawn from famous Impressionist discussions on the nature of art. La proie et l'ombre offers a unique insight into the thoughts and lives of the Impressionists. Cezanne scholar Paul Smith has resurrected this all-but-forgotten vel, recognizing its value in expanding our understanding of the Impressionists' world in general and Cezanne's in particular. This translation, titled The Substance and the Shadow , also brings to the foreground the effects of a burgeoning capitalist ecomy on the artistic practices of the period. With the recent advent of the salons, art in France was longer reserved for the privileged few, and artists increasingly found themselves attempting to appeal to the merchant classes. Art had become a commercial endeavor in ways never before imagined, and the story details Rambert's - and, by extension, Cezanne's - attempts to cope with the shift. In a substantial introductory essay, Paul Smith discusses the nature of the roman a clef and its use as a historical document, and provides an examination of the relationship between Roux's characters and their real-life counterparts. The Substance and the Shadow also offers an analysis of Roux's correspondence by distinguished Zola scholar Clive Thompson.
- Author BiographyPaul Smith is Professor of Art History at the University of Bristol, England. He is the author of Seurat and the Avant-Garde (1997), Interpreting Cezanne (1996), and Impressionism: Beneath the Surface (1995). He is also the editor of the anthology Seurat: Re-Viewed (forthcoming, Penn State Press).
- Author(s)Marius Roux
- PublisherPennsylvania State University Press
- Date of Publication10/01/2008
- LanguageEnglish & English
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleRefiguring Modernism
- Place of PublicationUniversity Park
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPennsylvania State University Press
- Content Note5 illustrations
- Weight522 g
- Width146 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byDr. Paul Smith
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