This presentation explores the techniques of the French Post-Impressionist artists Paul Cézanne and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and the connection between these techniques and the artistic context of the late nineteenth century. Both artists worked with still life visuals in a studio setting, bringing life to the canvas through a close focus on space, mass and color. This aim to achieve a certain realism translated in Cézanne’s portraiture technique (he demanded his models sit still “like apples”), and Toulouse-Lautrec’s representations of Parisian cabarets. Cézanne sought to accurately depict his perception of his subjects, whereas Toulouse-Lautrec sought to accurately depict the reality of contemporary city nightlife and its prostitutes and dancers.
|Presenter:||Ashley Skwirz (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||10:10 am (Session I)|