Illustrator: Brett Helquist
All Cézanne wants is to be a great painter like his friends Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir. But when he shows his works, the professors, the critics, and the collectors all dismiss him: “Too flat!” “Too much paint!” “These are rough and unfinished!” Even his own pet parrot, Bisou, can’t be brought to say, “Cézanne is a great painter!” And who can blame them?Cézanne doesn’t care about tradition, and he doesn’t follow the rules. He’s painting in a way no one else has done before, creating something completely new—and he’s destined to change the world of art forever.
Cézanne’s Parrot is a spirited celebration of creativity, determination, and perseverance—and the artist who would become known as the father of modern art.
Author’s note. Selected bibliography. Source notes. List of Paul Cézanne’s paintings shown in book. Full-color illustrations done in oil.
JLG Release: Apr 2020
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11" x 9"
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G.P. Putnam's Sons