One of my favourites of all time is The Bathers. But his still life works, including apples and pears never fail to fascinate. If you are lucky enough to get to Paris, then I strongly urge you to visit the Musée d’Orsay if you can (along with the Musée de l’Orangerie – but that’s for you Monet fans out there).
So to sum up – he was certainly the bridge between 19th Century impressionism and Modern Art. Cézanne died of pneumonia, which he contracted when caught out in a storm, carrying his canvases. There can be no doubt that this is a great example of an artist truly suffering for his art! But I’m sure we glad he did.
Birthplace – Aix-en-Provence, France
Birth Name – Paul Cézanne
Nom de Pinceau – Paul Cézanne
Art Movement – Post Impressionism
Highest Auction Price (to date, adjusted, if possible) – US$ 272 Million plus (2011) – The Card Players – 1892/3
ItL Rating (out of Five Stars) – ✪✪✪✪✪