Paul Cézanne: Transitioning to the Post-Impressionism Movement

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Impressionism is an art movement during the 19th century. During the late 19th century, Impressionism was transitioned into the Post-Impressionism by the French artist, Paul Cézanne. He is known as one of the contributors in transitioning to the Post-Impressionism movement. The Post-Impressionist era caused certain criteria’s to be violated but still held the techniques from the Impressionist era. Paul Cézanne developed many techniques that became significant within the movement and ultimately earned him the success as an artist. He introduced a diverse technique in his early works and emphasized symbols that represents the landscape. Many renditions of the landscape “Mont Sainte-Victorie” were created and have a significant factor in his success. The Mont Sainte-Victorie renditions are the stepping stone in the evolutionary change during the Post-Impressionism movement. Paul Cézanne’s Post-Impressionist artwork was so influential, it was able to give birth to the new artistic explorations such as cubism.
During the Post-Impressionism movement, artworks were restored to resemble the arts after Impressionism. Impressionism is an art movement during the 19th century and originated from a group of French artist. Impressionism had a specific criteria in how artworks were made: relatively small, thin visible brush strokes, uncluttered structure, light in its changing qualities depending on time of day and place, and visual angles. Impressionists illustrated their artworks from freely brushed colors that focused on the importance on having symmetric lines and contours; rather than painting still life, portraits, and landscapes indoors, they preferred painting outdoors to give the artwork the realistic image of time and place and to capt...

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...hniques in the landscape that illustrates a natural image, but the nature itself gives the aesthetics of the landscape.

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