Cezanne Still Lifes Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Published with The Barnes Foundation.
Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906) is widely recognized today as one of the founders of modern art. A largely self-taught painter, he did not fit in with any one artistic group following his arrival in Paris in 1861, but this enabled him to pursue new painting techniques and styles. His color choices and analytical, often geometric, approach to painting would go on to influence a new generation of artists, especially the avant-garde cubists and fauves. Already skilled in landscapes and figure drawing, Cézanne focused on creating still-life compositions during the 1890s. The paintings created during this period, including the four in this notecard assortment, have become some of Cézanne’s most iconic works.
Dr. Albert Barnes took great interest in the works of Cézanne. In his 1925 book The Art in Painting, he noted that Cézanne ranked with ”the greatest painters of all ages” and cited the artist’s ability to portray the beauty of objects after they had been “stripped of the irrelevant and the accidental” as justification. During his nearly forty years of art collecting, Dr. Barnes acquired sixty-nine works by Cézanne, including notable still lifes like Ginger Jar, The Large Pear, and Bottle and Fruits.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Large Pear (La grosse poire), 1895–1898
Bottle and Fruits (Bouteille et fruits), c. 1890
Ginger Jar (Pot de gingembre), c. 1895
Still Life (Nature morte), 1892–1894