Thursday, February 16, 2017

Boy in a Red Vest - Cezanne

Paul Cezanne is considered to be the “Father of Modern Art” because in the late 19th century, he was the first known artist of his generation to deliberately and successfully break away from impressionism. It can be said that he had the ability to form the bridge between the late 19th century impressionism and the early 20th century’s newest trend of cubism. The painting above is named “The Boy in the Red Vest”, and it is a significant example of Cezanne’s skills and innovative work. The colors of the painting are rich, dense and there is a sense of balance, repeating colors in several areas throughout the canvas. Furthermore, Cezanne’s form resembles a number of angles (in both the shape of the background figures and the shape of the boy) that help create a complex and optically interesting structure - and ultimately, helping to direct the viewer’s eye around the overall painting.

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