As Google’s front page reminds us, today is the birthday of famous painter
Paul CÃ©zanne. While Google decided to use CÃ©zanne’s still life of fruits and tableware for their Doodle, I chose to feature one of the artist’s darker pieces, (1901), because, well, I just think it’s so metal. The artist did plenty of other still life paintings of skulls, some of which have skulls Pyramid Of Skulls and fruit in them.
The 19th-century French Post-Impressionism painter was born 172 years ago on January 19, 1839. His work influenced other great artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, and art movements like Cubism.
There are many of CÃ©zanne’s paintings on display in museums all over the world, such as The Museum Of Modern Art in New York City and Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Back in 2005, I got to see the
MoMa special exhibit called “Pioneering Modern Painting: CÃ©zanne and Pissarro 1865–1885,” which presented the work of Paul CÃ©zanne and Camille Pissarro in the context of their artistic relationship.
The Guardian has a great piece today on CÃ©zanne,
Paul CÃ©zanne at 172: still life and landscapes run deep, and you can find images of hundreds of CÃ©zanne’s works over at www.paul-cezanne.org.
January 19, 1839 – October 22, 1906