image cite: Christine und David Schmitt, Art Reproduction Paul Cezanne, August 29, 2010. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesy42/4939528672
This image that I found on the website was to restore the moment when the French painter Paul Cezanne painted the painting “The Basket of Apples”. the painting was painting in the time during the neoclassical time period, which in the time, still life subjects were been considered as the least important subjects that artist will use in their art. But Cezanne was one of these French painter that’s influence by the idea of impressionism from Paris, and decided to change his art style from Romanticism to Impressionism. Cezanne’s impressionism was a little different from other impressionism arts, his impressionism never took a delicate of sensuous feel, as if he was intensely to merging all the colors, surface and volume into a more unify entity, which draws attention to the idea of uniformity and planarity of the the oil paint in canvas. One thing that’s special about his painting, “The Basket of Apples” is the change in perspective of the subjects. If you look carefully, you will see the table line wasn’t flat, the wine battle was tilting, and the cookies in the back was about to “standing up”. All of these weird things are the prove of change perspective, if he only paint the painting from one perspective, the painting will looks like the image that I found on the website, which is more like other still life subject arts. why was this happened? Because in the time, Cezanne also pushed the distinction between the camera view and the human view, which he found that unlike simply static view, human’s view are in a fashion that’s more complex, in other word, the different between camera view and the human view is just the different between a picture and a movie. In Cezanne’s painting, he decided to use color to should the change in quality of the subjects though time. What Cezanne found out had built a bridge between 19th century Impressionism to the 20th century Cubism.
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Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, “Paul Cézanne, The Basket of Apples,” in Smarthistory, August 9, 2015, accessed December 12, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/cezanne-the-basket-of-apples/.