Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were in accord in their estimation of Paul Cézanne when they remarked Paul Cézanne “is the father of us all”.
In history, there are pivotal moments. Paul Cézanne forged the pathway for the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a radically different world of art for the next century.
Art historians have called him the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the emergence of Cubism in the early 20th century.
“Still life was an important genre to Cézanne, who made approximately two hundred such paintings over the course of four decades. In Still Life with Fruit Dish he created a shallow, compressed space that flattens the sculptural volumes of dish, glass, and fruit. This painting was a prized possession of the artist Paul Gauguin, who described the picture as “an exceptional pearl, the apple of my eye.” It was only when he needed money for medical care that Gauguin unhappily parted with it.” MOMO
Serendipity came calling this week, when I visited Marina Kanavaki’s blog “Art for a Happy Day” on January 19, 2022 to celebrate Paul Cézanne birthday.