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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Émile Zola
There have been many stage and screen adaptations of "Therese Raquin," Emile Zola's 1867 novel about love and betrayal. Perhaps most notable was filmmaker Marcel Carne's 1953 version, "The Adultress," starring Simone Signoret and Raf Vallone. It was a classic slice of film noir; a feverish take on a sordid love affair.
Virtually all the impressionists revered Cezanne. Renoir said he couldn't "put two strokes of paint on a canvas without it already being very good." He made a point of working with Cezanne, and he owned several of Cezanne's paintings. He and Degas once competed to buy a Cezanne still life of pears.