Large Bathers by Paul Cezanne


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Large Bathers by Paul Cezanne Large Bathers by Paul Cezanne

Title: Large Bathers

Artist: Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1900

Style: Post-impressionism

Genre: Genre Painting

Media: Oil on Canvas

Location: National Gallery, London

The Bathers is the largest in a series of nude bather paintings by Cezanne, and is often referred to as the “Large Bathers” or “Big Bathers” to distinguish it from the other bather scenes painted by Cezanne. It is also considered one of the masterpieces of modern art, as well as Cezanne’s finest painting. It was purchased for $100,000 for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which was criticized for the expenditure, due to the fact that at the time ten percent of Philadelphia’s population was without bathtubs. The nude figures in the painting have been compared to Picasso’s later work Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon, suggesting the influence that Cezanne had on the painters of the period.

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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