Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906) MP

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Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Death: Died in Aix-en-Provence, France
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About Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed.

Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour, composition and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human visual perception.

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Paul Cézanne's Timeline

1839
January 19, 1839
Aix-en-Provence, France
1872
1872
Age 32
1886
April 28, 1886
Age 47
1906
October 22, 1906
Age 67
Aix-en-Provence, France