Paul Cezanne 1838/1906
Cezanne’s style, composition, use of perspective and colour highly influenced 20th century art. Cezanne the French artists work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century to a new and very different world of art in the 20th century. He was born and raised up in Aix-en-Provence in 1839. Cezanne’s talent for art came naturally but progressed slowly. Still life paintings are what he used for experimenting with showing solid objects and what their relationship was like with their surroundings. To show depth within his paintings he tried applying his theories on the use of colour. His brushstrokes were repetitive, sensitive and experimental, they were clearly recognizable. He used lots of colour. He had a good concentration of his subjects, his still life paintings show this.
His still life painting had a traditional theme, it includes, onions, a white dish and tablecloth, a dark knife, a bottle and transparent glass. There is a varied amount of household objects. On the edge of the tables there are round shaped bright shapes which are more apparent. The composition is quite advanced. The composition continues from left to right in open and closed groups, including boulders of colours which contrast with the things nearby. The onion seems to be the thing which stands out the most; the shape is more advanced that the apple. The onion which stands out the most is the one to the right hand side of the white plate, it creates a focal point. Cezanne has worked on this onion a lot especially the variation on the tone; the form of the onion is described to us through the colours, which help us to see the surface, however on the left there is no outline, just colours as form. The curvy bit of the onion joins on to the other objects. The composition looks like a waterfall.
The form is showed well, I will now talk about the visual elements such as the fluid wavy lines. It has a combination of horizontal and vertical lines and shapes. It...