Paul Cézanne - Bathers 1894

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Bathers 1894

Bathers 1894
60x82cm oil/canvas
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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From Musee d'Orsay, Paris:
From the 1870s until the end of his life, Cézanne multiplied paintings of bathers, both male and female. His great ambition was to achieve a complete fusion of the human figure and the landscape.
Each element is given the same importance in a sort of common architecture. The artist dos not focus on the flesh, as Renoir did, but rather on the bodies which powerfully structure the space. The theme of water is left aside and the world of the painting remains essentially mineral. Only the smooth, delicately iridescent substance of the clouds recalls Cezanne's attachment to Impressionism.