Paul Cezanne Harlequin Art Print
ABOUT THIS PIECE
Post Impressionist Painter Paul Cezanne's Harlequin was created in 1890 and the painting is in National Gallery of Art Washington D.C. The original size of the work is 101 x 65 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
The artist's son Paul posed for Harlequin. Sensitively portrayed in Mardi Gras, his face in Harlequin was replaced by an impassive mask, a further, more abstract stage in Cézanne's development of the theme. Harlequin's traditional diamond patterned costume, bicorn hat, and the wooden sword that denoted his buffoonery have appealed to artists from the eighteenth century to the twentieth, and the character appears in Watteau's Italian Comedians and Picasso's Family of Saltimbanques. The opulent red and blue color scheme and lush surface texture are appropriate to Harlequin's theatrical origin, yet Cézanne emphasized the remoteness of the solitary figure.
The Artist: Paul Cézanne, (1839 - 1906), French painter, one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists, whose works and ideas were influential in the aesthetic development of many 20th-century artists and art movements, especially Cubism.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Art Movement: Post Impressionism
Location and reference: National Gallery of Art Washington D.C.
To create this canvas print, the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade cotton canvas. Our Giclee Museum Quality Prints use inks resistant to fading and allow the tonalities and hues of the Original Painting. Finished with a suitable colored portion in addition to the size, this canvas print provides an artistic look with depth and texture.