Comparisons to Monet Bothered This Artist. Now They’re Side by Side.
It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of the decision to compare Cezanne’s famous works to Monet’s (or other artists’ in Monet’s case). Monet’s is widely considered the greatest painter of all time, and Cezanne’s works have been compared to some of the best the world has ever seen. So, what’s the deal?
The artist and painter
Cezanne was most likely of French descent, born in 1839 in the village of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne in the Auvergne region in northern France. Cezanne died in Paris in 1872, one of the great artistic figures of the 19th-century. His works were not generally appreciated until the modern age of painting. In fact, he died only two months after the start of Impressionist movement, which championed his art.
By the time of his death, Monet’s work, with its focus on light, had established itself as a major artistic movement. Monet, who was born in the province of Rouen, France and died in Giverny, France, was one of the great masters of his time, but he is much more well-known for his paintings of the Seine River Valley that he painted between 1840 and 1873. It is not known exactly why he only completed seven paintings on the subject over this period, but it is said that he was unable to paint enough, and his friends were not able to persuade him to do more.
Cezanne’s art is the art of the 20th century. His paintings, which take on a highly original style, were admired around the world as a breakthrough in art. The works of Cezanne were especially significant because of the way he used a style of color mixing that