Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906)
His work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.
Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism.
Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, color, tone, composition and draughtsmanship.
His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable.
He used planes of color and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature.
The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human visual perception.
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PREPARATION: precut apple circles in shades of green and yellow and strips of red lines in advance.
Project: collage apple shape still life on line picnic blanket
Step1: one a sheet of white card stock, students will place three line of red horizontal
step2: one a sheet of white card stock, students will place three line of red vertical
Step3: glue in three circles in different apple shades pink, yellow, lime green on top of your picnic paper
Step4: using a brown crayon, add the stem of each apple on top.
half sheet white card stock
1” cut red lines
circles in shades of green and yellow