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The work Bathers by Cezanne is a classical Impressionist style and Bathing Nymphs by Vecchio has the conventional style of art from the Renaissance period.

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The work Bathers by Cezanne is a classical Impressionist style and Bathing Nymphs by Vecchio has the conventional style of art from the Renaissance period. In both paintings we see nude women and the idea is the same, however, the landscape is very different. The painting of bathers by Cezanne had a very tight theme with the women all centred and very harshly painted. The whole painting is less that detailed in a true Impressionist style with stiff square-ended brush stroked notably used ?One effect of this was to make it harder for the spectator to ignore the coincidence of literal surface of the picture plane?. ...read more.

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There are natural colours used throughout and, unlike Cezanne?s piece, there is much more detail on the landscape. The emotions of the women in both pieces are a notable difference. Vecchio seems to have captured quite an earnest and deep look upon the faces of the women without using a lot of expression, unlike Cezanne?s work where a lot of the women are not facing the spectator but obviously interacting with each other. This leaves a spectator guessing what expressions are being used. ...read more.

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Vecchio?s attention to detail is the exact opposite with fine shading , the light hits form the left leaving a shadow across the picture plane at add to the intricacy of the painting. The form of the women in Cezanne?s seems to be more real and meant engage the spectator to interpret the work through colour, rather than Vecchio?s where the women are portrayed in a more literal sense. Vecchio?s work is excecuted in a less original style than that of Cezanne. Whilst both paintings are extremely different, the balance between tradition and modernity has to be weighed up. Both works, however different, are extremely influential and the techniques and style are what make them so important. ...read more.

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