The Flowered Vase Small Boxed Cards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Published with the Barnes Foundation
The Flowered Vase (Le Vase fleuri), 1896–1898
Paul Cézanne is widely recognized as one of the founders of modern art. A self-taught painter, Cézanne (French, 1839–1906) kept abreast of the latest styles and philosophies at a time when Paris was bursting with creative vitality—all the while forming his own unique artistic expression. His analytical approach to painting—an attempt to represent the structure, or geometry, underlying nature and all his subjects—challenged the spontaneity of Impressionism and influenced many avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, including Cubism and Fauvism.