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History of Art
Post Impressionism was an artistic move to follow Impressionism, desperate to break free of Impressionistic style yet maintain it's contemporary popularity Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Seurat all developed their own technique and style which were, in themselves to follow a whole new fashion of art, such as Fauvism and Cubism. Each of the artist's individual techniques struck the end of Impressionism and the beginning of a completely fresh type of art.
Cezanne's (1839 - 1906) art lies in the roots of nature, he is often referred to as the father of modern art; despite remaining faithful to Impressionistic art of open scope painting and fleeting affects of light and shade, he gave birth to a whole new, different and controversial approach in which artists were to follow. He strove to develop an ideal synthesis of naturalistic representation, personal expression and abstract pictorial order. We can see Cézanne's influence in the cubist work of Picasso and Matisse; Matisse admired colour whereas Picasso developed Cézanne's planar compositional structure into the cubist style. In Cézanne's paintings he defines the vibrations of colour
In "La Cote Du Galet" (1879/82) at Pontoise
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