Paul CézannePaul Cézanne

Life: 1839-1906
Birth Place: Aix-en-Provence, France
Historical Role: Painter
Movement: Post-Impressionism
Primary countries affected: France
Works: see below

Biography:


Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 1839. Paul Cézanne had a rough start to his painting career began with several failed examinations and refusals from famous Salon's in France to display his works. He caught his first big break in 1895 when he held a one-man exhibitio at the Ambroise Vollard Gallery. He would inspire other painter's like Picasso and Matisse who would push Cézanne's revolutionary style even further. Paul Cézanne's paintings were studies of the nature of objects, he would paint them as they looked naturally, in shape and through different shades of light. Paul Cézanne was also famous for his many paintings of landscapes in which he used planes of colours and small brushstrokes to create complex landscapes of which the objects would be defined only by the different colours. Paul Cézanne passed away from pneumonia in 1906.

Works:

Jas de Bouffan
Les Grandes Baigneuses
l'Estaque
Jas de Bouffan
Les Grandes Baigneuses
l'Estaque
Mont Sainte-Victoire
Pyramid of Skulls
Still Life With a Curtain
Mont Sainte-Victoire
Pyramid of Skulls
Still Life With a Curtain

 

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Sources:


Gerlings, C. (2008). 100 Great Artists. London: Arcturus Publishing Limited. P. 32-33.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_C%C3%A9zanne