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

European Painting and Sculpture, 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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