Connection: Emile Zola

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) was a Post-Impressionist painter often recognised as the father of Modern Art and the bridge between the Impressionists and the Cubists.

Honoré de Balzac: The Optical Gastronomer

Everything about Honoré de Balzac was exuberant, uncouth and larger than life. One of the greatest European writers and the founder of the modern novel, he was also a flaneur, treasure hunter, gourmet, political campaigner, businessman, self-publicist, inventor, interior decorator and con man. He participated in his age like a whirling dervish. Coming of age… Read more »