Young Italian Girl Resting on Her Elbow

By Paul Cezanne SKU:46062

Paul Cézanne's 'Young Italian Girl Resting on Her Elbow' is a remarkable painting from 1895-1900. It portrays a serene, contemplative young girl leaning on her arm. What makes this artwork truly special is Cézanne's innovative approach to form and color. He skillfully blends elements of Impressionism with a geometric structure, creating a unique style known as Post-Impressionism. Through bold brushstrokes and vibrant hues, Cézanne captures the essence of the subject while exploring the interplay between light and shadow. This painting showcases Cézanne's mastery and his significant influence on later art movements." (Word count: 97)

49 cm

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Title: “”Paul Cezanne’s ‘Young Italian Girl Resting on Her Elbow’: A Masterpiece of Post-Impressionism””
Year Painted: 1895-1900

Paul Cezanne’s ‘Young Italian Girl Resting on Her Elbow’ is a truly exceptional painting that belongs to the esteemed period of Post-Impressionism. This captivating artwork, created between 1895 and 1900, showcases Cezanne’s remarkable talent and his innovative approach to form and color.

The painting depicts a serene and introspective young girl, delicately resting on her elbow. Cezanne’s unique style is evident in his masterful combination of elements from Impressionism and a geometric structure. The result is a mesmerizing display of vibrant brushstrokes and a thoughtful interplay of light and shadow.

What sets this painting apart and makes it so significant is the way Cezanne pushes the boundaries of artistic expression. He goes beyond the fleeting impressions of the Impressionists and delves deeper into the underlying structures and forms of his subjects. His exploration of the geometric composition and the interplay of colors creates a harmonious and yet dynamic visual experience.

Cezanne’s mastery lies in his ability to capture the essence of the young girl’s introspective state through a careful balance of color and composition. The soft, warm tones convey a sense of tranquility and contemplation, drawing the viewer into the intimate moment of the girl’s repose. Through the skilled rendering of light and shadow, Cezanne adds depth and dimension to the painting, lending a three-dimensional quality to the girl’s figure.

‘Young Italian Girl Resting on Her Elbow’ exemplifies Cezanne’s significant influence on later art movements. His departure from the strictures of traditional representation and his innovative use of color and form paved the way for modern art, inspiring generations of artists to come. Cezanne’s approach to painting as a means of exploring the underlying structure of objects and the expressive potential of color opened new avenues for artistic expression.

Today, this painting holds a special place in the art world, celebrated as a masterpiece of Post-Impressionism. Its exceptional composition, striking use of color, and its ability to convey a sense of quiet introspection make it a truly remarkable work. As viewers gaze upon ‘Young Italian Girl Resting on Her Elbow,’ they are transported to a moment frozen in time, captivated by Cezanne’s artistic vision and his ability to infuse life into his canvas.

Original size:
75.3 x 92.1 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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