Paul Cézanne: Artist Influence

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Art is an ongoing process of influences and inventions. Inventions that include many artistic techniques and expertise. The influence of Paul Cézanne on the history of art is very impactful and the ability for artists such as, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque to harness that influence and take it a step further by enhancing the foundations that were set by artists before them is magnificent. Due to the artistic influence of Paul Cézanne, artists such as, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were able to intensify and expand his artistic techniques, leading to the birth of Cubism. Paul Cézanne’s works and techniques paved the way for 20th century abstract art. Cézanne began his revolutionary shift towards Cubism and three-dimensional drawings when he decided to abandon the custom of perspective drawing. Reason being was largely due to …show more content…
The Cubist painters rejected the idea of traditional perspective drawing and instead of duplicating form, texture, and color the Cubists used other techniques. Picasso’s Les Demoiselles D’ Avignon, very similar to Cézanne’s Bibemus Quarry, depicted the idea of fragmented objects and revolutionary distortions. Picasso took Cézanne’s methods of moving away from traditional painting further by painting Les Demoiselles D’ Avignon. Picasso employed the use of fragmented forms, which were apparent Cézanne’s artworks as well as, the influence of African art and masks, making Les Demoiselles D’ Avignon the most important work in the further expansion of Cubism. By painting Vase, Bowl, and Lemon, Picasso further expanded Cézanne’s belief of Cubism which was, (In Cezanne’s words) “Everything in nature takes its form from the sphere, cone or cylinder.” The use of simple geometric shapes, background, and dark colors in Vase, Bowl, and Lemon was very similar to Cézanne’s Bibemus Quarry, mainly due to the color scheme and the way the figures are

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