C is for Cezanne

Today is day three of the Blogging A to Z Challenge

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Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)
Montagne Sainte-Victoire, from near Gardanne, c. 1887

HOME

imposing mountains
cradles life in the valley
warm colors of home

PR

4/03/15

Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence and subsequently studied in Paris. He was considered to be among another group of rebels, the post-impressionists. From what I gather they kept the colors of the impressionists but returned to the form and definition of subjects. This group included Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), Georges Seurat (1859–1891), Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), he was the eldest of the group. Before that he was into dark colors in layers and he used a palette knife to apply the colors. Each time I read that part I kept thinking of ‘putty knife’. I guess that made for a thick application. He lightened up his palette, color wise, and this is when he was thought of as an impressionist. He had also moved to landscapes by this time. Landscape and impressionism –  impressionism and landscapes, I have to look into that one. Anyway,  Cézanne made definition with color gradation, creating a three dimensional look. This sounds like the use of progressively darker shades of same color. His work influenced the art of CubistsFauvists, and successive generations of avant-garde artists,

I found good reading at the link below which is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  In this spiel about this artist on mentioning Cubists, Fauvists there is a link show an example of exactly what that particle type of art looks like. Very cool I thought. So, read on, should you choose to..

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pcez/hd_pcez.htm

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/?m=1

Also linked to NaMoWriMo
http://www.napowrimo.net/participants-sites/?pageNum=2&ipp=24

BATHING

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Large Bathers by Paul Cézanne

Carpe Diem Prompt : Bathing

On above prompt our host posted of above painting

 “…a nice example of late impressionism and it’s really an impression from a bathing scene. Paul Cézanne painted this painting between 1898 and 1905. It is considered one of the masterpieces of modern art, and is often considered Cézanne’s finest work. Cézanne worked on the painting for seven years, and it remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1906…”

BATHING

communal bathing

when full figures ruled the day

celebration of form

PR

2/16/2015

For further reading on prompt follow link below

 http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/02/carpe-diem-670-bathing.html?m=1