This painting of a bouquet of flowers is one of Cezanne’s largest still lifes. Painted slowly, over the course of a few years, the painting is an explosion of colour and expressive brushstrokes. Cezanne is well known for challenging ideas of what makes a ‘finished’ artwork. In some areas the paint is thinly applied, and the strokes are almost translucent, and in others the canvas is left bare. The areas of colour are built up in block-like visible brush marks, accentuated by the use of blank space.
The largest size option for this print is 60 x 80 cm.
Grand Bouquet of Flowers
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Date of work
Paul Cezanne Grand Bouquet of Flowers c. 1892-95 Oil on canvas 81 X 100 cm The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Photo: MOMAT/DNPartco
Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906) was a French artist who played a pivotal role in the development of modern art. As a Post-Impressionist painter, he developed his own characteristic style, with exploratory brushstrokes and close study of his subjects, painting still lifes, landscapes and portraits. Though he did not achieve much recognition until his later years, his practice had a lasting effect on modern painting, with both Matisse and Picasso among the many artists that cite him as an influence. In 1924, Tate became the first public museum in the United Kingdom to acquire Cezanne’s paintings, and they remain an important part of the collection.