Artworks and Artists

Fafard, Joe
white talc clay with acrylic
88 x 56 x 23 cm


This is a portrait of artist Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906). Though Cézanne exhibited twice with the Impressionists, he never identified himself as one of their group. His interest in the structural analysis of nature, as opposed to the representation of fleeting light, link him more closely with the Neo-Impressionists rather than the impressionists. Cézanne grew up in Aix-en Provence, the son of a wealthy banker. Bowing to family pressures he trained as a lawyer while still attending lessons at the local drawing academy. Later he moved to Paris and attended a private art school (the Académie Suisse). His works would later have a profound effect on future art movements; most notably Cubism (20th century painting movement).