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Paul Cézanne Bridging the Gap

Paul Cézanne laid out the foundations for the transition of 19th century painting to modern art by forming a bridge between Impressionism and Cubism. The quotes attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne “is the father of us all” cannot be easily dismissed. He sought to make of Impressionism “something solid and enduring like the art of the museums.”

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