Always, I am fascinated by connections between food and art, so I searched for additional artist-cookbook combinations that seemed to reflect a scholarly approach. (Sometimes one finds cookbooks that are only very tenuously based on a subject -- let's not talk about them!) I found a very nice one about Cezanne.
|Cezanne loved to paint fruit, but he needed durable subjects like apples
(not peaches) because he took such a long time to complete his work.
Sometimes he even used artificial flowers.
These things I learned from my new cookbook:
|The main text of the book is a fairly standard biography, but the illustrations are very
expressive, and the recipes are appealing.
|Illustrations include both photos of Cezanne's environment and reproductions of his art.
|From the book: I liked this self-portrait.
|Cezanne's studio, preserved in a museum now made from his Provencal home.