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  1. Introduction.
  2. Cezanne's return to Paris in 1862.
  3. Cezanne's paintings of landscapes of Bibemus Quarry and Mont Sainte-Victoire.
  4. Cezanne in the 1890s.
  5. Cezanne's final series of images of Mont Sainte-Victoire during 1902 to 1906.
  6. The Bathers - one of Cezanne's favorite themes.
  7. Oil paints and watercolours.
  8. The last of Cezanne's favorites themes - still lifes.

Paul Cezanne was described as ?the father of us all? by Pablo Picasso, as he was greatly influenced by Cezanne, and Picasso doesn't stand alone. Cezanne, the French artist from Aix-en-Provence, was depicted as a ?visionary ahead of his time, Cezanne's innovative style, use of perspective, composition, and color profoundly influenced 20th century art.? Cezanne is responsible for the French movement, Post-Impressionism, or the response against Impressionism. Also, for Cezanne produced art as early as the 1860s, but this paper will concentrate on his work during the period of 1890-1905, when he lived permanently in Provence. A description of Cezanne's artistic style will help interpret the paintings, (list paintings). Anyone of such fame and notoriety has to begin somewhere, and for Cezanne it was January 19, 1839, in Aix-en-Provence

[...] Still Life with Peppermint Bottle c.1890-1904 is the tension between actuality and illusion, description and abstraction, reality and invention, that makes Cezanne's most unassuming subjects so profoundly satisfying and exciting, and which provide a legacy for a revolution of form that led the way for modern art.?[xxi] Paul Cezanne never achieved great recognition until later in his life, but the greatest recognition he received is today. Cezanne influenced numerous artists, including Paul Gaughin and Edouard Vuillard, and also influenced such artistic styles as cubism and began the Post-Impressionist era. [...]


[...] With the death of his family, Cezanne now could paint without worrying about his financial situation, and some say this changed his painting style as he was free to paint. Cezanne was still searching for a suitable style to his personality and character when he returned to Paris in 1871. A new era began in 1872 as Cezanne joined Pissarro in Pontoise and began working together. Pissarro was a major influence on Cezanne, which is particularly apparent in Cezanne's early landscape works. [...]


[...] in one of the rooms of the house, and Paul used this to escape from the constant babble of his illegitimacy. Paul wanted to rejoin his friend Zola in Paris but his father was having none of that so after passing his exams at College Bourbon, he went on to pursue his law degree at University d'Aix. Louis-August finally bowed down to Paul's wishes of traveling to Paris in 1861, but the moment Paul got there, he wanted to return to Provence. [...]

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