It’s rare to find a piece of biographical art history as readable and enjoyable as Cézanne, A Life by Alex Danchev. That’s partially because Cézanne makes for a perfect subject: a brilliant mind plagued by an exacting nature. He wasn’t what you’d call a “budger,” that Cézanne. That stoic build is why he was rejected by the Salon for 40 years. It’s also why he kept a secret family. And finally, it’s why we were dragged out of Impressionism and into a 20th-century art world. You can learn about the rascally Frenchman on Monday at the Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood St.), when author Alex Danchev discusses the book as the latest installment in the DMA’s Arts and Letters series in the Horchow Auditorium. Cozy up to cubism’s tipping point at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mon., Nov. 12, 2012