About Paul Cézanne
Cézanne became one of the most influential artists of the early twentieth century; his often minimal, analytical and precisely structured paintings changed the way we see the world.
Paying extremely close attention to detail, Cézanne adopted an analytical approach to putting on canvas what visual sensations he recorded - with colour, line and ‘form’ constituting as one and the same thing. This is also represented in the way he applied his pigments to canvas, to ‘construct’ a piece with fine, methodical brushstrokes to give the painting overall structural integrity.
As his style and theories about art developed over his lifetime, Cézanne is seen today as one of the most powerful links between Impressionism and artistic movements towards Fauvism, Cubism and Expressionism.