Saturday, January 30, 2010

Paul Cézanne

It is January already and another new year. I think I want to introduce you to Paul Cezanne, a French painter who was born on January 19, 1839. He was born in a southern French town called Aix-en-Provence. He was often called the father of modern art because his paintings laid the foundations for the transition between 19th century art and a new different world of art in the 20th century. He was a Post Impressionist painter.
We have been discussing different types of compositions in class and I have chosen three of Cezanne’s paintings that demonstrate a still life, a portrait, and a landscape.

Is this a still life, portrait, or landscape?

What do you think this one is: a still life, a portrait, or a landscape?

How about this one: a still life, a portrait, or a landscape?

Also if you click on this title “Apples and Oranges” you can read more about Cezanne and see a still life and a self-portrait. You can view the slide show and see several of his works. There are some fun activities at the bottom of the page including some puzzles.

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