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Self-Portrait with Palette, 1884

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist Cézanne, Paul Cezanne painted many self-portraits, all of them severe, immobile. As psychological interpretations they are most impersonal. As Abstract arrangements of form and colour they have been acclaimed supreme by critics, on a level with the greatest classical art of the past. Here Cezanne employs the light palette and flecking brush strokes of the Impressionists. But he uses them to create a figure in space which has the purity of volume and grave nobility of French architectural sculpture of the Gothic period. At the same time, the flatness of his design and its abstract severity suggest the Cubists; these last qualities earned for Cezanne the title “father of modern art.”

 

 
Date

1884

 
Institution E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
   
Medium Oil on canvas
 
Dimensions 92.5 x 73 cm
 
 
 
 

 

 

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