Poker Player | Paul Cezanne


"Player" is one of the important representative works of the painter. Two peasants playing cards are depicted in the painting. They carefully depict the facial expressions and curving shoulders that the two peasants carefully thought about when playing cards. They vividly show the characters. Inner world and personality traits. When arranging the relationship between characters, props, and environment, the painter intentionally strengthened the shadows of the outlines and used different changes of triangles and right angles to emphasize the contrast between brown-red and blue, which not only highlighted the main characters. , And can get a solid structure of the connection effect.

If, during 1882-1888, Cézanne’s attention seemed to be focused on landscapes, he sought to express his feelings through landscapes. From 1888 until the end of the 19th century, his best work was Portrait. The "playing card player" is Cezanne's most outstanding composition. He has painted many times as a theme player for the poker player, but perhaps only this composition has reached his own goal. The color effect is a contrast between the purple blue color of the player's blouse sitting on the left side and the yellow shade of blue sitting on the right side of the player, and these colors are the same with the background, the red tone of the body, and the yellow tone of the table. Contrast-based.

         Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was a representative painter of the French post-impressionist school. When he was young, he studied law and loved literature and fine arts. In 1862 he went to Paris to specialize in painting, studied in the Swiss studio, met Pissarro, Manet, Renoir, etc. and was deeply influenced by them. Cezanne thinks that painters should pursue the truth of art, and recombine with nature or objects in an integrated manner. In Cezanne’s opinion, painting is not utilitarian, only the composition of form, color, rhythm, and space on the screen. Therefore, the artist must “constitute for composition”, and the artist’s subjective ideas should be reflected on the canvas so that the painting Really become a "work of the soul." The paintings made by Cézanne in the latter part of the period are very distinctive and have a great influence on Picasso's art. The

         Cezanne is so devoted to the themes of landscape, portraiture and still life. Few of the world's artists can match his contribution to the history of art. In order to understand this fact, it is necessary to understand the common problems contained in his subject. He participated in the re-creation of all themes, or the reproduction of scenery, objects, and characters.


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