[2013] Cam How: Cezanne: Mont Ste-Victoire.

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[2013] Cam How: Cezanne: Mont Ste-Victoire.

Paul Cezanne (January 19, 1839 - October 22, 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. Cezanne 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 quote attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cezanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed.

The Sainte-Victoire mountain near Cézanne's home in Aix-en-Provence was one of his favorite subjects and he is known to have painted it over 60 times. Cézanne was fascinated by the rugged architectural forms in the mountains of Provence and painted the same scene from many different angles. He would use bold blocks of color to achieve a new spatial effect known as "flat-depth'' to accommodate the unusual geological forms of the mountains. Cézanne travelled widely in the Provence region and also enjoyed painting the coast at L'Estaque.


"Self-Portrait with Beret." - Paul Cezanne. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.?feature=player_detailpage&v=mQ-tWz1k7iU"Paul Cezanne - The Complete Works." Paul Cezanne - The Complete Works. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014."Cézanne, Paul: The Mont Sainte-Victoire and Bibemus Saga." WebMuseum:. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.

Paul Cezanne Mont Ste-Victoire


Mont Ste-Victoire

Mont Sainte Victoire (Courtauld)

Self Portrait with Beret

Cezanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour, composition and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognisable. 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.

Complete Works

Bio & Slideshow

Still Life With Apples

Paul Cezanne Biography


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