Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paul Cezanne: The Father of Modern Art

Paul Cezanne was known as "The Father of Modern Art" because he was the first artist in the 19th century to break away from Impressionism and became a forerunner to the Cubism of Picasso leading his work to became a catalyst for abstract art in the 20th century.  Cezanne wanted to do his own thing and did not want to paint like the Impressionists.  He painted in every genre and found a balance between Impressionist painting and classically structured work of creating solidly anchored shapes and figures while using bold and lifelike colors at the same time.  With some of his work, he created a sense of immediacy by using vibrant colors.  Also, he was best remembered for painting landscapes, portraiture, and still life work.

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