Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Art Review: C'est Cezanne!

In last week's Sunday Art Review, I featured the work of Marc Chagall after having been inspired by seeing one of his paintings at a gallery here in the Palm Springs area. I had a similar experience this past week where I had the opportunity to see a lesser known piece by French artist Paul Cezanne. Known as the father of modern art, his work has fetched the highest prices ever paid in art auctions. Acceptance and success did not come easy to Cezanne; his paintings were rejected by the official Paris Salon early in his career. A combination of perseverance and practice and yielded an impressive body of work which came to be well respected. He is known as a bridge from the post-impressionist period to the early 20th century art, inspiring greats such as Matisse and Picasso. Cezanne's style is very recognizable and intense at times. His work was the inspiration for this week's Sunday Art Review: C'est Cezanne!

above: Le Lac Bleu

above: Nature morte

above: Esta Que

above: Chateau Noir
above: Flowers and Pears

above: Mont Sainte Victoire

above: The Card Players
I hope you enjoyed today's Sunday Art Review featuring some of Paul Cezanne's work. Which did you like best? Go ahead, leave a comment, it's good for you.Thanks for stopping by today.
-Rick Rockhill


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i like the card players the best!

smiles, bee

kenju said...

I like the fruit still lifes and the water view, and I might argue with you about Cezanne being 'lesser known'!

Anonymous said...

"Cezanne uses tiny planes of color to achieve volume" That's what I learned from Sister Georgianna, my art history teacher in high school.

My favorites are Esta Que and Chateau Noir.

© Karelian Blonde said...

Esta Que does it for me :)

Palm Springs Savant said...

Kenju- no, I didn't mean that Cezanne was lesser known, I meant that the painting I saw here in Palm Springs recently- by Cezanne, was one of his lesser known works.

Jeni said...

I hate -absolutely hate -having to make a decision like this! I really appreciated all those pictures and wanted every last one of 'em too! If I had to chose only one, I guess it would be Le Lac Bleu although Mont Sainte Victoire would probably be a very close second.

Olivia said...

It's hard, but it's a toss up between La Nature Morte and Esta Que.


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