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Cezanne

  • Date Submitted: 12/08/2011 11:34 PM
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To give a brief history about Paul Cezanne’, Paul Cezanne is a French painter who was born on January 19, 1839 in Aix-en Province.   Paul Cezanne, by his use of hue, perspective and composition has been known to have influenced 20th century art. Paul’s parents, his father, Louis-Auguste Cezanne and his mother, Anne-Elizabeth-Honorine, were not married to each other until Paul Cezanne turned the age of five. Cezanne’s father was the cofounder of a banking firm. Louis-Auguste Cezanne, his father, also wanted the same for his son Paul. Cezanne enrolled himself at College Bourbon (which is now called College Mignet) in 1852 where he met Émile Zola. Émile went on to be famous as a novelist in Paris. Cezanne’s inspiration to paint came from Émile Zola; this has caused Cezanne to not follow in the footsteps of his father of being a successful banker. Cezanne’s father Louis was not at all interested in art; he also did not find it a worthy profession. Cezanne studied law at Aix from 1859 to 1861, to please his father. While studying law at this time, Cezanne was also receiving drawing lessons as well. Shortly, Cezanne began to pursue his development as an artist, knowing that his father would not approve of it. As I mentioned earlier, Émile Zola was the person to inspire Cezanne to become. Although Cezanne’s father did not approve of him becoming an artist, his father assisted Cezanne financially to move to Aix Paris to pursue his dreams.

The beginning of Cezanne’s career, his first pieces focused on landscape and contain groups of large and heavy figures. Also, his earlier works were dark and used heavy fluid pigment which was said to represent the moody, romantic impressionism of earlier more previous generations. As his career progressed, Cezanne started to use lighter hues in his works. As he progresses, his works become more solidified, and some have mentioned that he also had an architectural style of painting. Camille Pissarro introduced Cezanne to the...

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