Paul Cézanne - Portrait of Marie Cezanne the artist's sister 1867

Portrait of Marie Cezanne the artist's sister 1867
Portrait of Marie Cezanne the artist's sister
1867 55x39cm oil/canvas
Saint Louis Art Museum

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From Saint Louis Art Museum:
This portrait of the artist's sister, Marie, was largely painted with a palette knife, resulting in thick strokes of color and a subtle impasto (texture). This aggressive technique was strongly influenced by Gustave Courbet, a leading painter of the previous generation. Cézanne's reliance on family as subject is underscored by the later, more restrained portrait of his mother on the back of this picture.