World auction record set for sculpture

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- One of Constantin Brancusi's "Bird in Space" series brought an auction record $27.4 million at Christie's New York sale of Impressionist and modern art. The identity of the bidder who bought the Brancusi this week through a Christie's agent was not announ

David Rockefeller pledges $100M to MOMA

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Banker David Rockefeller, whose mother was a founder of the Museum of Modern Art, has pledged $100 million toward the museum's endowment.

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Stolen Cezanne may be non-existent Cezanne

LIMPINWOOD, Australia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The art world has turned a skeptical eye on an Australian who says someone stole a Paul Cezanne painting that may not have ever existed.

Poetic drawings of Arshile Gorky displayed

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The development of Arshile Gorky as one of the seminal figures of 20th century American art is traced in the first exhibition ever mounted exclusively of his po

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Distress sales enrich spring art auctions

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- New York's annual two-week spring art auctions of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art begin today, reduced in size by the hesitant economy and the recent war in Iraq but enriched in quality by distress sales by troubled corporations and private co

Van Gogh's anguished life is set to music

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The life and art of Vincent Van Gogh, the late 19th century Dutch artist, have inspired numerous exhibitions, a small library of books, several films, and now an impressive musical titled "Vincent" by Robert Mitchell, a first-rate theatrical composer-lyri

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Morgan Library to expand its facilities

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Pierpont Morgan Library, the nation's richest private collection of manuscripts, books, and art works on paper, is planning a $75 million expansion of its f

How French art got to Impressionism

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Morgan Library is giving a short summer course in French drawing guaranteed to give its visitors a better understanding of how art moved smoothly from Neocl

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Man as Hero: The Sculptures of Giacometti

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The tall, spindly bronze sculptures of men and women by Alberto Giacometti have crept into the world's consciousness as symbols of heroism, not bad symbols to h

Signac, Seurat's Disciple Retrospective

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Paul Signac is the French Neo-Impressionist artist who transmuted Georges Seurat's innovative little dot Pointillism into larger mosaic-like patches of color bu
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Paul Cézanne (French pronunciation: ; 19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed.

Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour, tone, composition and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human visual perception.

The Cézannes came from the small town of Cesana now in West Piedmont, and it has been assumed that their name came from Italian origin. Paul Cézanne was born on 19 January 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, in Provence in the south of France. On 22 February, Paul was baptized in the parish church, with his grandmother and uncle Louis as godparents. His father, Louis-Auguste Cézanne (28 July 1798 – 23 October 1886), was the cofounder of a banking firm that prospered throughout the artist's life, affording him financial security that was unavailable to most of his contemporaries and eventually resulting in a large inheritance.

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