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Paul Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence a small town south of France As a young boy Cezannes passions lay in his poetry Cezanne is included in the time of the Post-Impressionists He wanted to make Impressionism into something solid and enduring like the art of museums Cezanne did not have a typical relationship with his father he had problems with him Cezannes father wanted for Cezanne to become a lawyer He sent Cezanne to a college for lawyers but his friend Zola coaxed Cezanne otherwise Cezannes father bought Jas de Bouffan which was the place that Cezanne did many of his works Cezanne and Zola played an important role in each others life with Zola helping start Cezannes art career and Cezannes helping Zola to start thinking about pictorial artCezanne based his work on the observation of nature and used separate strokes that were visible to make to make rich surfaces Cezanne tried counting on the connection between adjacent strokes of color to show the entirety of the form and the space decreasing In Cezannes The Saint Victoire from Bellevue you can see how Cezanne uses this technique to show space and depth from a flat plane Cezanne liked to make alterations on nature and enlarge the mountain Cezanne utilized color contrasts to show depth playing with cool and warm color shifts Cezanne had a very distinct style of painting To move out of the style of the broken-color of the Impressionists Cezanne created the system of modulating the colors from a volume of cool to warm or light to dark Cezanne very seldom ever made a line around his paintings He would make the lines virtually disappear off the edge thus creating more volume This would make Cezannes paintings pass to the negative This technique can be seen in Cezannes Still Life with Apples a Bottle and a Milk Pot Cezannes light sources were moderately consistent and his shadows were a very important element
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