Pictures Around Cromer
Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses)

Paul Cézanne

Cezanne's Bathers can be found on the Melbourne slope in Cromer

Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses)

Paul Cézanne

You can find The Bathers on the Melbourne Slope

Paul Cézanne Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), 1894-1905, © National Gallery, London
Paul Cézanne 1839 – 1906 Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) 1894 Oil on canvas
127.2 × 196.1 cm Purchased with a special grant and the aid of the Max Rayne Foundation, 1964 © National Gallery London

Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), 1894

Paul Cézanne

Oil on canvas 127.2 × 196.1 cm

Around 200 of Cézanne’s works depict male and female nude bathers, either singly or in groups, in a landscape. This large painting is one of three pictures of female bathers that Cézanne worked on during the final decade of his life. They represent the culmination of his lifelong investigation of this subject and the climax of his entire career, and were hugely influential on early twentieth-century art.

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Cézanne, Self Portrait, about 1880 © National Gallery London

Paul Cézanne

Cézanne associated with the Impressionists, but always had other aims. He said that his ambition was to ‘make of Impressionism something solid and durable like the art of museums’. Cézanne’s work was discovered by the Paris avant-garde during the 1890s. It had a significant influence on Picasso and the development of 20th-century art.

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