Oil on canvas, 2’ 2” x 2’ 7”
The Art Institute of Chicago
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Watch this video:
1. a) List and explain the hierarchy of subject matter found in paintings at the time in which Cézanne was working. b) Considering where still life lands on this list, why would Cézanne even bother with it?
2. The introduction of photography dramatically changed the way that artists were able to work. With this in with this in mind, what - specifically - did Cézanne attempt to do in his paintings that was such a drastic change from the norm?
3. Cézanne has been called the "Father of Modern Art." This is a pretty lofty title...what did he do to earn it?