In 1906, the British critic Roger Fry uses the term "Post-Impressionism" for the first time, to describe an art movement which appeared between 1886 and 1905. It was predominantly a rejection of dominant preoccupations of Impressionists such as light and color.
The Painting Series
The iconic composition is centered on Provencal peasants engaged in a game of cards ; They are all immersed in a game with one of them holding a pipe in his mouth. Paul Cézanne hired local farm workers to pose for the paintings, and some of them
This scene is practically extended to a motif dominant in 17th century Dutch and French genre painting of drunken gamblers in lousy taverns. According to scholars, the painting is hung in the Aix-en-Provence museum near the artist's home produced by one of the Le Nain brothers Cézanne for this series. Unlike the 17th century paintings, Cézanne's card players are rather serious and focused tradesmen looking at each other in a more subtle environment, so the overall atmosphere is calm, almost contemplative.
The Card Players by Paul Cézanne on Display
The Courtauld Gallery organized in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York a joint exhibition in 2010-11 to display [19459008TheCardPlayers paintings along with early studies and sketches of the series. The Courtauld, Metropolitan and Musée d 'Orsay under one roof. shown as prints since the Barnes' policy is not to loan works and the private collector is unwilling to lend the work.
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Editor's Tip: Cézanne's Card Players
Paul Cézanne's famous series of painting peasants playing cards has long been considered among his most important and powerful works. Cézanne's home countryside, notably Montagne Sainte-Victoire, which is a heroic iconic significance for him. This catalog accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Featured image: Paul Cézanne – The Card Players, 1892-93. Oil on canvas, 97 × 130 cm, Private collection.