Happy Birthday… Paul Cézanne
January 19, 2012 in Artists
Paul Cézanne, born on 19th january 1839 in France, is seen as an important forerunner of Modernism due to its varied artworks. In his own time, people did not like his art very much, he experienced refusal and often sarcasm. An individual exhibition in 1895 changed this and more people started to think about and like his art.
Cézanne considered drawing to be the foundation of all painting and he left more than 1200 drawings, an impressive documentation of his way of work from the first sketch to the final artwork. He thought a lot about and experimented much with impressionist forms of expression and finally came to his very own language in his art. His also was the first artist who reduced objects on geometrical forms to get the perspective right.
Paul Cézanne’s art is related to different styles of art – such as Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism – and he inspired several very different artists, for example Picasso, Matisse und Braque.
Some of my favorites of his artworks are (all pictures from http://images.zeno.org):