Psychoanalysis.  2019 Jul;30(3):50-61. 10.18529/psychoanal.2019.30.3.50.

Study for Cezanne in the Perspective of the Unconscious 1

  • 1Lee Hyun Kwon Psychoanalytic Office, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Yoon Hye Ri Psychiatric Clinic, Seoul, Korea.


Cezanne is the father of modern art. His place in the history of art is solid and contemporary art is also oriented in the direction of the art he has transformed. This article is the first integrated paper to attempt to explain Cezanne from an unconscious point of view and a basic study informing the beginning of the paper to be carried forward. I briefly describe Cezanne's life, the change of his style of art, important concepts that Cezanne thinks of such as nature, sensation, color and how he works. On the basis of this, I reveal how that the art form of Cezanne changed through his relationship with Pissarro was related to the function of the ego, and the incompatible task Cezanne sought to pursue "˜eternal life in a changing landscape' and "˜expressing living life within a solid structure' can be explained as a structural model of the unconscious. This study forms a significant basis for explaining my papers on Cezanne in the future. The study of Cezanne will hold a meaningful position in the art history from the unconscious perspective.


Cezanne; The unconscious; Art; Ego function

MeSH Terms

Models, Structural
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