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Subjects : Portrait
Keywords : Neo-Impressionism, armchair, book, costume, desk, interior view, library, man, portrait, reading, room, sitting, statuette, writer, writing and writing equipment
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Portrait of Gustave Geffroy

Portrait of Gustave Geffroy is a c. 1895 painting by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. It portrays Gustave Geffroy, a French novelist and art critic noted as one of the earliest historians of Impressionism. In March 1894, Geffroy wrote a sympathetic article in the periodical Le Journal praising the work of painter Paul Cézanne who until then had received little praise in critical circles. Mutual friend Claude Monet arranged for a meeting between the two in November of that year which ended abruptly due to Cézanne's oft-noted erratic behavior. Nonetheless, Geffroy continued to write favorably of Cézanne, believing, He is a great teller of truth. Passionate and candid, silent and subtle, he will go to The Louvre. Cézanne expressed thanks in letters to Geffroy in the months following their meeting and, in a display of gratitude (and possible feeling that Geffroy understood him), he elected to paint Geffroy's portrait. The painter sent the critic a request in April 1895, after which Geffroy sat for Cézanne daily over a span of three months in the study at his home in Paris. After the three months' time, Cézanne, disappointed with the portrait's results, fled both the painting and Paris itself for his home in Aix-en-Provence. In a July 6 letter to Monet, he explained, I am a little upset at the meager result I obtained, especially after so many sittings and successive bursts of enthusiasm and despair. It has also been speculated that, despite his words of [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the post-impressionism style.


« Portrait of Gustave Geffroy » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.


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