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Paintings by Paul Cezanne


The House of the Hanged Man by Paul Cezanne
Paul Cézanne on canvas, d'Orsay in Paris.
Paul Cézanne on canvas, d'Orsay in Paris.

Paul Cézanne's painting The House of the Hanged Man was completed in 1873. The title of this painting served only as a pretext for Cézanne's landscape. He applied his paint with a heavy hand and worked the surface with a palette knife. The resulting impasto (the thick paint application) and Paul Cézanne's rigorously constructed composition in The House of the Hanged Man marked a difference from the landscape approach of Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot that quickly characterized the Impressionist circle.

Paul Cézanne's ferocious independence led to his only participating in two Impressionist exhibitions. Next, we'll see a painting that earned him great praise at the group's first show.

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