Paul Cézanne - Bathers 1890-1892

Bathers 1890-1892
1890-1892 54x66cm oil/canvas
Saint Louis Art Museum

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From Saint Louis Art Museum:
A group of male bathers relaxes alongside a riverbank: all are nude with the exception of a single figure to the right who wears trunks. The scene was inspired by the artist’s memories of bathing as a young man in Provence in the south of France. In the distance is the peak of Mont Sainte-Victoire. Cézanne employs his method of repetitive faceted brushmarks, as in the pine tree to the left, and complementary color contrasts, as in the blue river alongside the orange riverbank.