Artist of the Month – February 2013

The artist of the month for February is Paul Cézanne.

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Paul Cézanne was a French artist who was born in 1839. He usually painted still-lifes and developed the style of using geometric shapes as the basis for his paintings. He believed that everything in the world was made up of either a sphere, a cone, a cylinder or a cube. He began many of his works with these basic shapes layering thick paint with strong outlines to build form. This style of painting influenced artists who came after Cézanne such as Braque and Picasso who painted in a style known as Cubism.

Some of his paintings are featured below. You can view all of Cézanne’s works by clicking here.

We were inspired by Cézanne’s fruit paintings to create our own still life pictures using fruit and pastels.

What do you think of Cézanne’s style of painting? Which of his paintings do you like best and why?

February 12, 2013. Artist of the Month.

5 Comments

  1. Ciara replied:

    I don’t really like his style

  2. Grace replied:

    I like his style but I prefer Kandinsky!

  3. Elizabeth Counihan replied:

    I don’t really like his style either.

  4. Ava replied:

    Don’t really like his style

  5. Grace replied:

    I really like doing artist of the month because we can try and make our paintings like their styles.

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