The Eye of the Beholder
Still Life with Flowers in an Olive Jar was painted by French artist Paul Cézanne in 1880. The still-life art form emerged in the late sixteenth century. It remains a favorite among artists because it gives them the liberty to experiment with different arrangements of elements within the work of art. Cézanne’s work is unique because he used smaller brushstrokes to build an alluring complexion of color and life. Through his careful attention to detail and airy painting style, Still Life with Flowers in an Olive Jar symbolizes the bridge from nineteenth-century Impressionism to early twentieth-century Cubism.
Cezanne, lights of Provence
Friday February 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023
The new digital and immersive exhibition of the Atelier des Lumières presents the most significant masterpieces of Cezanne (1839-1906) such as Still Life with Apples, The Card Players (1890-95) and The Great Bathers (circa 1906). A self-taught painter with 900 canvases and 400 watercolors, Cezanne painted portraits, still lifes, landscapes, historical scenes... and produced multiple versions of the same subject, constantly experimenting with the possibilities of pictorial matter.
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