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  • Self-Portrait

    Artist:
    Cezanne, Paul. 1839-1906
    Technique:
    oil on canvas pasted on panel
    Dimensions:
    55,5x45,5 cm

Cezanne, Paul. 1839-1906

Self-Portrait

France, Circa 1880/1881

This self-portrait, unlike the others, was painted without the use of a mirror. In this painting, Cézanne made a variation of the portrait of himself done by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. While preserving the dimensions and composition of Renoir's pastel, Cézanne infused it with a different, more severe spirit. It lacks the rose tones that define the colour scheme of the pastel, using in their place a more prosaic bright ochre. Instead of the soft touches of the pastel chalks that create a homogenized surface, here there are broken, energetic brushstrokes whose dynamic is reinforced by their diagonal direction. Instead of the separate strands of hair in the pastel, there is a dense mass of colour. While Renoir's portrayal is mild, Cézanne's version is harsh and withdrawn.

Title:

Self-Portrait

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Technique:

oil on canvas pasted on panel

Dimensions:

55,5x45,5 cm

Inventory Number:

ЗКРсэ-513

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