A glimpse of the ART world, in the manner of an alphabetical mini-art tour. ART focuses on my selection of the artists and the art style movements from the end of the 1800's and into the first half of the 1900's. There are exceptions.
|Self-portrait, 1875, Musee d'Orsay, by P. Cézanne PD-WC*|
C = Cézanne, Paul
Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. He was born in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France. In Paris, circa 1852, Cézanne met and became friends with Émile Zola, and Camille Pissarro. In the mid 1860s the relationship was that of master Pissarro to disciple Cézanne, which allowed Pissarro's influence to help shape the younger artist.
Cézanne used geometrical shapes and optical illusions in his paintings, as well as the special effects of color. By experimenting with multiple views of the subject (as in stop-motion), the fracturing of the form itself began in a group composed of Picasso, Braque, Metzinger and Gris.
|The Card Players, P. Cezanne, c.1892, PD*-WC|
Cézanne's style became the impetus of the Cubism movement and inspired many Post-Impressionists. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have considered Cézanne as a father figure. In Cubism, objects are broken up, analyzed and reassembled in abstracted form. The object is depicted in a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in greater context. The simpler the composition, the easier to see the main object.
Are you a fan of Cézanne's painting? Have you seen his still life paintings? What do you think of the painting shown above, The Card Players?
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http://www.paul-cezanne.org/ Paintings by Paul Cézanne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_C%C3%A9zanne Paul Cézanne Wiki
* Image Credits for paintings:
Paul Cézanne Portrait, PD-WC
This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
The Card Players - Image Credit:
This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
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