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wp-1595357346453.jpgYesterday we painted a Cezanne Still Life.  These girls are doing great and having so much fun learning about different artists!

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Paul Cezanne Fields at Bellevue, oil, 1892-95

Paul Cezanne
Fields at Bellevue,
oil, 1892-95

Paul Cezanne Self  Portrait 1878-80

Paul Cezanne
Self Portrait
1878-80

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), a French Post-impressionist, whose work is said to have laid the foundation between 19th Century impressionism and 20th century Cubism.  His small brushstrokes and use of color showed his concentrated study of subject matter.  The Phillips has many examples of Cezanne’s work and you can see his progression of his style over the years.

I’ve enjoyed seeing Cezanne’s work several other museums including The Philadelphia Museum of Art (read about it here)  and the National Gallery of Art in DC where they have one of my favorite Cezanne’s, The Artist’s Father.  (Check it out here.)

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Le Mont Sainte-Victoire c. 1897-98; Oil on canvas

Cezanne, Le Mont Sainte-Victoire c. 1897-98; Oil on canvas

Cezanne, Still Life with Bottle and Apple Basker, 1894.

Cezanne, Still Life with Bottle and Apple Basket, 1894.

Today we celebrate the birth of  Paul Cézanne (1839–1906).  He was a Post-Impressionist French painter who helped bridge the 19th Century Impressionistic period to the 20th Century.  He explored Cubism and a new line of artistic style that included exploring color options.  He laid a foundation for artists like Matisse and Picasso.  

He used repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes that makes his style easily recognizable.

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