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Cezanne, inventor of the modern painting

Cézanne - self-portrait to the palettePaul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence on January 19, 1839. His father, originally hatter, made his fortune and founded a bank, so it is hassle-free material that Paul will pass her childhood.
In 1852, he met Emile Zola, a student like him in college Bourbon. Their friendship is very strong, will last until 1886.

In 1856, Paul Cézanne is the course of the school drawing of Aix, but in 1858, his friend Zola hand reaching Paris, and the young Paul will not cease to join. That will materialize in 1861. Cézanne attempt the entrance to the Fine Arts, but will be refused "because he painted with excesses."
Paul then returned to Aix en Provence to work in the bank his father, but it is parallel to evening classes drawing.

In 1862, he departed for Paris, where it will stay this time a year and a half exhibiting at the Salon des Refusés. All his life, Cézanne alternate stays in Paris and Aix-en-Provence.

Cezanne - L'EstaqueIn 1886 takes place break with Zola, following the publication of "The Work", a novel that recounts the life of an artist unable to create.

Cézanne continue its exhibitions throughout his life, and if the general public of the time struggling to understand his painting, his peers and amateurs to quickly recognize the immense artist who reveals himself. His research, its findings are undoubtedly the source of modern painting.

On 22 October 1906 that shut Cézanne, at the age of 77 years.

Cezanne, painting gallery

Cezanne - Properties roadside Cezanne - Montagne Sainte Victoire Cezanne - The Bathers Cezanne - Jas de Bouffan Cezanne - still life with apples Cezanne Selfportrait Cezanne - Woman in Blue Madame Cezanne in Blue

Other artists on Net-Provence

Picasso - Matisse - Signac - Van Gogh - Giono - Mistral - Pagnol - Daudet

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