Paul Cézanne - A modern Olympia 1870

A modern Olympia 1870
A modern Olympia
1870 oil/canvas
Private Collection

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Cézanne's early works, executed in dark colours, were largely inspired by the old masters and by the paintings of Delacroix, Daumier and Courbet. A painting from 1870 already featured A Modern Olympia (private collection) in response to Manet's great painting that had caused such a scandal at the 1865 Salon.