Self Portrait

By Paul Cezanne SKU:46061

Paul Cézanne's self-portrait, painted in 1883-1887, is a remarkable piece in art history. This painting holds immense significance due to its unique style and the artist's self-exploration. Cézanne's deliberate brushstrokes and bold color choices reflect his revolutionary approach to art, bridging the gap between Impressionism and Cubism. The self-portrait captures Cézanne's introspection and his quest for artistic truth. It showcases his mastery of form and composition, displaying his deep understanding of light and space. This painting not only reveals the artist's self-awareness but also marks a turning point in the development of modern art.

55 cm

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Title: Paul Cézanne – Self Portrait: A Masterpiece of Self-Exploration

Year Painted: 1883-1887

Paul Cézanne’s self-portrait, created between 1883 and 1887, is an exceptional masterpiece that holds significant historical and artistic value. This iconic painting showcases Cézanne’s unique style and his profound impact on the art world.

Cézanne, a post-impressionist artist, embarked on a personal journey of self-exploration through his self-portrait. During this period, he sought to break away from the conventions of traditional art, pushing the boundaries of perception and representation. His self-portrait not only captures his physical likeness but also delves into the depths of his artistic identity.

The painting is characterized by Cézanne’s deliberate brushwork, which exhibits his revolutionary approach to art. With bold and expressive strokes, he conveys a sense of movement and energy, infusing the portrait with life. Cézanne’s mastery of color is evident in his nuanced palette, carefully chosen to create harmonious tones and capture the play of light and shadow.

Cézanne’s self-portrait represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of modern art. It bridges the gap between Impressionism and Cubism, foreshadowing the revolutionary artistic movements that would follow. Through his exploration of form, Cézanne laid the foundation for the development of Cubism, inspiring artists like Picasso and Braque.

What makes this painting truly special is the window it provides into Cézanne’s inner world. His gaze is introspective, reflecting his contemplative nature and his relentless pursuit of artistic truth. The self-portrait serves as a visual manifestation of Cézanne’s self-awareness and his quest for authenticity.

Beyond its artistic significance, this self-portrait holds historical value. It offers a glimpse into the life and mind of one of the most influential artists of the 19th century. It is a testament to Cézanne’s courage to challenge artistic conventions and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of art.

Today, Cézanne’s self-portrait can be found in prestigious art institutions around the world, cherished for its artistic brilliance and its profound impact on the art world. It continues to inspire generations of artists, reminding us of the power of self-expression and the transformative nature of art.

In conclusion, Paul Cézanne’s self-portrait, painted between 1883 and 1887, is a masterpiece that encapsulates the artist’s revolutionary style and his quest for self-expression. It represents a pivotal moment in art history, bridging the gap between Impressionism and Cubism. This painting is not only a visual delight but also a profound exploration of the artist’s inner world, making it a truly exceptional and timeless work of art.

Original size:
24.4 x 33.5 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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