“Online is the way to go,” say the producers of the
Paul Cézanne Catalogue Raisonné
“David Nash’s brainchild, about eight years ago, was to publish Cézanne’s paintings in color,” explains catalogue raisonné co-author Jayne Warman. “So he started to gather images from wherever he could get them, and he had planned to publish a picture book, as far as I could tell. Then Walter [Feilchenfeldt] and I became involved and convinced him that, really, online is the way to go.” Nash adds, “The advantages of doing it as a website were so immediately apparent.”
These and other observations from the producers of the Paul Cézanne Catalogue Raisonné can be found in the March issue of ARTnews. The article enumerates more than a few good reasons to publish a catalogue such as this one online, not the least of which is perpetual timeliness. “Any catalogue raisonné in book form is out of date the moment it is published, because there is always nearly immediately new information available,” says Feilchenfeldt. “The big advantage is that a catalogue online can be constantly upgraded.”
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