Cezanne and the Apple Boy
Written by Laurence Anholt
Illustrated by Laurence Anholt
Part of the Anholt's Artists Series
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The story of the summer young Paul Cézanne spent with his father is an exciting one in itself: he accompanied his father – a man he hardly knew – on painting expeditions, camped in the mountains, and watched his father paint. Anholt has the elder Cézanne explain, ‘I am inventing a new kind of painting … I make everything into simple shapes’, and illustrates this with reproductions of Cézanne‘s paintings. The story goes on to tell how the locals laughed at him, but a chance meeting with a picture dealer resulted in recognition of the artist’s genius, and fame and fortune. An inspiring book which helps children to understand Cézanne‘s creative vision. ~ Andrea Reece
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Cezanne and the Apple Boy by Laurence Anholt
Paul Cezanne was one of the greatest of the French impressionist painters. This delightful book follows his son, also called Paul, as he travels to the mountains to spend a summer with his father. He discovers that his father, a very large man, paints the natural world with a passion that few can understand. But one day they meet an art dealer in a village who offers to try to sell some of the paintings in Paris ...the rest is history.
The reader gains a real insight into Cezanne the man through the eyes of a child - sometimes frightening, fastidious (he won't touch other people), warm-hearted, driven by a passion for his art. And it provides a vivid introduction to Cezanne's work, with reproductions of his most famous paintings incorporated in the illustrations.
Provides a way into the lives of painters for children but they are good picture books in their own right. Carousel
Beautifully depicted with Cezanne's pictures and Anholt's own illustrations, this is an inspiring introduction to the world of art for children. Irish Examiner
A welcome addition to the Laurence Anholt series on artists. School Librarian
A sensitive, thought-provoking non-fiction book that resonates with the reader. English 4-11
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