Saturday, 17 November 2012

Cezanne – another great and troubled artist

Sister Wendy says that Cezanne (1839 – 1906) is certainly as great an artist as any that ever lived.  His early work wasn't popular and he struggled as an artist for a long time.  Not financially because he came from a well-off French family.

The most famous of his works come from his mature works.  I particularly like some of his still lifes. Apparently he was such a perfectionist that the fruit would be rotting before he had finished.

He is also famous for his pictures of nude bathers.  The interesting thing is that he was shy of women and didn't use models but painted from photos.

One of Cezanne's obsessions was Mont Sainte-Victoire (which is near Aix in the South of France).  He painted it more than 60 times!

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  1. This was very interesting, and I was very surprised to see he used photos instead of models!

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  2. I like Cezanne, especialy his mature works.
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  3. Wow, lovely works of art. I love the tidbit about the fruit molding before he finished his painting. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful pictures!

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  5. Reminded me of art class back in High School, how I loved art class :)

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