Cézanne by Nathalia Brodskaya

By Nathalia Brodskaya

Become aware of the paintings of Paul Cézanne, whose exploration of strategy and shape helped outline the Post-Impressionist stream in portray and set the inventive level for the appearance of Cubism. His daring use of sturdy colors stimulated artists for generations to come back and keeps to shock and enjoyment us at the present time. This ebook assembles the main awesome works of 1 of France's most vital painters in a compact volume,  Read more...

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2 x 46 cm Hermitage, St. Petersburg 56 He was in no hurry to follow the Impressionists out of the museum halls and the studio’s atmosphere of concentration in order to paint in the open air. He was immersed in an imaginary fantasy world, consumed by the desire to express an irresistible flood of human passion. Portrait of the Artist 1873-1876 Oil on canvas, 53 x 64 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris 58 Then, as before, he was attracted, above all, by the art of strong emotions. For an artist with Cézanne’s keen sense of the dramatic complexity of the world, a simple representation of the visible was insufficient.

Green Pot and Tin Kettle c. 1869 Oil on canvas, 64 x 81 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris 34 35 His ultimate aim was to paint a masterpiece, and he did create many works that we now consider to be masterpieces. But apart from that, he evolved a new creative method and a new artistic system which he adhered to consistently throughout his life. Luncheon on the Grass 1869-1870 Private Collection, Paris 36 37 In creating this system he contributed to the birth of twentieth-century art. It would be useless to look for the essence and meaning of Cézanne’s new artistic system in his own pronouncements.

5 x 92 cm Wildenstein Collection, New York 42 43 above all, years of rapturous absorption of the unrestrained romanticism of Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, and Charles Baudelaire, years of youthful dreaming, together with Émile Zola, of the lofty calling of the artist and of their future collaboration in the field of art. Trench at the Foot of Mont Sainte-Victoire 1870-1871 Oil on canvas, 80 x 129 cm Neue Staatsgalerie, Munich 44 45 In his first year in Paris, Cézanne evidently still had a certain respect for the acknowledged masters and was willing to join them.

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