New Online Cézanne Launched


Paul Cézanne. La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du chemin de Valcros,

all the paintings of Paul Cézanne together at last in one place online

The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné was officially launched on November 21st. The website takes Cézanne scholarship in new directions, while all the known paintings are being made available in color for the first time. The catalogue will benefit students, scholars, curators, collectors, galleries, and auction houses as well as anyone who wants to learn more about one of the most revered and influential painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Two of the catalogue’s three authors, Jayne Warman and Walter Feilchenfeldt, worked with John Rewald on the 1996 print version of the catalogue raisonné. But, it was co-author David Nash’s innovative idea four years ago to re-publish all the works in color. His initial idea of producing a printed full-color supplement to the print catalogue rapidly gave way to the more ambitious project of updating and revising the Rewald catalogue and putting the new research online.

The website was designed by panOpticon. What began as an extensive database evolved into a comprehensive online experience. Working closely with the authors, Roger Shepherd and Susannah Shepherd have created a visually stunning and fully integrated site with innovative features such as links between the works, the collections, the exhibitions and the published references; advanced filtering and search capabilities, including a powerful set of keywords in English and French; the capacity to see all the paintings in sizes relative one to the other; as well as the ability for the user to see early exhibitions virtually recreated.

See ARTnews “Cézanne Painting Catalogue Raisonné is Now Available Online.”

Above: Paul Cézanne. La Montagne Sainte-Victoire vue du chemin de Valcros, 1878–79, oil on canvas, Pushkin Museum, Moscow.

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