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The Bathers

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1899/1904

Artist:

Paul Cézanne
French, 1839-1906

About this artwork

Through his studies of groups of bathers outdoors, Paul Cézanne reconceived a classical subject in a modern, pictorial idiom. Though clearly related, The Bathers is not a study for either of the monumental canvases of bather subjects that the artist left unfinished at his death; rather, it is an independent, exploratory work painted with a more spritely touch. For all its compositional complexity, it retains the lightness of a watercolor, with thin parallel strokes and dashes and areas of white-primed canvas showing through the paint.

On View

Painting and Sculpture of Europe, Gallery 248

Artist

Paul Cézanne

Title

The Bathers

Origin

France

Date

1899–1904

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

20 3/16 × 24 1/4 in. (51.3 × 61.7 cm)

Credit Line

Amy McCormick Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1942.457

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