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  • Self-Portrait in a Casquette

    Artist:
    Cezanne, Paul. 1839-1906
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    53x39,7 cm

Cezanne, Paul. 1839-1906

Self-Portrait in a Casquette

France, Circa 1872

Painted in the early 1870s, at a time when Cezanne was closest of all to the Impressionists, this work shows the clear influence of Pissarro, with whom Cezanne worked. The composition in fact recalls Pissarro's own "Self-portrait" (Musee d'Orsay, Paris). The free brushstrokes and interest in lighting effects reveal the Impressionist trend in Cezanne's work, but the sketchy painting and unclear outlines do not totally break down the weight and solidity with which the artist endowed the objects in his paintings. Even here, in these relatively early works of the Impressionist period, the artist revealed his individual view of art. In the picture Cezanne seems to be older than he in fact was, which was characteristic of him. Perhaps this was due not only to the beard but also to the artist's state of permanent state of inner tension and loneliness.

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Self-Portrait in a Casquette

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oil

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53x39,7 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1930; handed over from the State Museum of New Western Art in Moscow; originally in the Ivan Morozov collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-6512

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