Abstract Canvas Prints No 76 : Paint What He Saw

Abstract Canvas Prints No 76 : Paint What He Saw   He thought that ‘all painters must devote themselves entirely to the study of nature’. Whatever the question, Cézanne believed that Mother Nature would provide the answer. His query for her was quite specific: how could he transform ‘Impressionism into something more solid and enduring, […]

Abstract Canvas Prints No 75 : Cézanne Turned to Nature.

Abstract Canvas Prints No 75 : Cézanne Turned to Nature.   He has then balanced this modern approach to colour with the traditional graduated tonality of the Grand Manner. The deep brown of the background wall blends with the lighter brown of the wooden table, which then mixes into the reds and yellows of the […]

Abstract Canvas Prints No 74 : Quivering Effervescence

Abstract Canvas Prints No 74 : Quivering Effervescence   The combination of looking at a subject from more than one angle while attempting to unify a design led to a flattening of the image. By tilting the table-top towards the viewer, Cézanne is increasing the amount of visual information being provided at the expense of […]

Abstract Canvas Prints No 73 : The Artistic Revolution Begins

Abstract Canvas Prints No 73 : The Artistic Revolution Begins   Cézanne tackled the issue head-on by making paintings that presented the subject scene from two different angles, from the side and front, for instance. Take, for example, Still Life with Apples and Peaches (1905). It is typical of the hundreds of others still lifes […]

Abstract Canvas Prints No 72 : The Door to Modernism had been Opened

Abstract Canvas Prints No 72 : The Door to Modernism had been Opened Had this been the limit to his enquiries, Cézanne would have remained a part of the Impressionist movement to which he had belonged, his paintings were included in the first Impressionist Exhibition in 1874. But the cantankerous Post-Impressionist chose to complicate matters […]