Paul Cézanne, a contemporary of the Impressionists, to whose influence he submitted at the beginning of his career, very quickly turned towards a more personal research which made him the “father of modern painting”. Most notably, he was a great influence on Braque and Picasso. Little recognised during his lifetime, derided by critics, Cézanne would nevertheless establish a new vision of nature based on the study of colours and space which he created with large, fluid strokes of the brush. This book contains more than twentyfive works by the artist, painted at different points in his life. These canvases allow us to appreciate Cézanne’s stylistic evolution, as well as the diversity of his themes: landscapes (The Banks of the Marne, Mont Saint-Victoire), genre scenes (Girl at the Piano ‘Overture to Tannhäuser’), still lifes (Fruit), portraits (The Smoker) and self-portraits. This book also includes numerous preparatory studies, notably those done for the famous Bathers. The authors provide thorough explanations on the provenance of these works, as well as on the techniques used by the artist.