Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Post-Impressionism: Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906)

L’Etang Des Soeures, Osny, 1875

Group of Houses (also known as “Roofs”), 1876-1877

 Bend in a Road in Provence (about 1866 or later)

Entrance to the Farm, Rue Remy in Auvers-sur-Oise (1873)

L’Estaque, View through the Trees, 1879
Oil on canvas, 44.7 x 53.4 cm.

View of L’Estaque, 1883

The Seine at Bercy, 1878

Les Grands Arbres au Jas de Bouffan, 1885-1887

Country House by a River 1890 ca
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

By the time Country House by the Water was painted, Paul Cézanne had mastered his impetuous nature and had slowly evolved his own unique style. He had learned much about color and plein-air painting, particularly with Pissarro's gentle prodding, but he rejected the Impressionists' emphasis on capturing the fleeting moment. Instead, Cézanne had arrived at a mode of expression which, while based on nature, introduced organized forms and a new way of presenting depth and volume. 
In this work, the centrally placed house is composed of simplified geometric forms. Even its reflections and the surrounding water have an aspect of solidity and stability. Depth and volume are achieved by the manipulation of color alone, and result from the juxtaposition of darker and lighter shades and tones. Structured color planes composed of directional brushstrokes, particularly in the trees, further contribute to the overall architectural order of the composition.
from europeana

Paul Cézanne - House and Trees 1894

La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 1904-1906

Blue Landscape, circa 1904-1906

Route Tournante (also known as Turning Road), circa 1905

 Portrait of a Peasant, 1905-06


Maison Maria with a View of Chateau Noir

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906 Aix-en-Provence)
Going to work at Auvers-sur-Oise, 1874

Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour 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. 
Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne "is the father of us all."
Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects.
source: wikipedia