FINE112 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Georges Seurat, Neo-Impressionism, Pointillism

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The Cézanne Effect
Paul Cézanne. Mont Sainte-Victoire. 1904-1906 ca. Oil on canvas.
One of his later works
Most influential from the last 2 decades of his life
Painting being an imitation of nature, but as well looks at nature in a
completely different way
Building up form through painting, using colour to build up form
Non naturalistic forms of representation
Shows Cézanne’s technique and how influential he was for future
How does he differ from other artists
Broke rules of illusionism; new visual language
Paul Cézanne. House of the Hanged Man, oil on canvas.
Paint outdoors, use plein-air painting to further studies of nature
His studies start becoming more analytical and different
Camille Pissarro. Wooden Landscape at L’Hermitage, Pontoise. 1878.
Claude Monet, Impression Sunrise, 1872.
Paul Cézanne was influenced by Pissarro more so than Monet
moving away from illusionism and creating a sense of 3 dimensional space in
Paul Cézanne. Mont Sainte-Vitoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley. 1882-
1885. Oil on canvas.
Quite distance from viewer
Part of general shift in Cézanne’s approach/view of nature
How to translate his perception of nature onto canvas; revealing structure of
natural forms
Box-like brush strokes of his technique; more architectural; more cubic
forms in brush work which later on influences cubism
Paul Cézanne. The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L’Estaque. 1885. Oil on canvas.
Cubic forms, water is an “abstract element”
Paul Cézanne. Garfanne. 1885-86. Oil on canvas.
Analytic study of form, arrangement of form
The views that Cézanne is observing are modified
Experimenting with representation
Paul Cézanne. Mont Saint-Victoire Seen from Chemin des Lauves. 1904.
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