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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cézanne, Paul


Apples, Peaches, Pears, and Grapes
c. 1879-80
Oil on canvas
38.5 x 46.5 cm (15 1/8 x 18 1/4 in)
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg; No. 3KP 1580.
Formerly collection Bernhard Koehler, Berlin

Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) , one of the creators of modern art, was called the ``solidifier of Impressionism''.
And indeed he does not draw his picture before painting it: instead, he creates space and depth of perspective by means of planes of color, which are freely associated and at the same time contrasted and compared.