Cezanne´s 1905 canvas A Bend in the Road marks for many the departure point of European Modernism and the final fissure with the nineteenth century. For many Paul Cezanne was the father of modern art, seamlessly unifying the two centuries with a sensitivity and profound talent for continuous reinvention. A Bend in the Road is a restrained, impersonal and resonant reproduction from life imbued with the gentle contemplation of an artist who both forged new styles and transcended them. Purposely avoiding adopting familiar, trademark tropes like Van Gogh´s turbulent landscapes or Gauguin´s rich, exotic images, Cezanne was above all an artist´s artist, focusing on the articulation of form rather than of content. Having initially experimented with the Impressionist style, Cezanne managed to fuse the principles of outdoor art, as practiced by Monet and Renoir, with a more structural, pictorial plane which would prefigure the triumphant visual upheavals of the twentieth century. A Bend in the Road is the manifestation of his balance between Classicism and Impressionism, creating his own embryonic form of Cubism.
An idiosyncratic figure in turn-of-the-century European painting, Cezanne´s closest comparative contemporary is the Pointillist painter Georges Seurat, who also pushed the limits of representation even further and, along with Cezanne and Gauguin, forged the post-Impressionist style and further consolidated Par?s as the mecca of experimental art. Predicting the seismic revelations of Cubism, A Bend in the Road is a landscape constructed from fragmented shapes, transforming the spatial plane of the canvas into a site of overlapping, transparent levels of temporal and figurative depth. This impressionistic reproduction reveals the shift from different perspectives within the same moment. Throughout his career Cezanne emphasized the two-dimensional?ty of the canvas and thus drawing attention to the work of art as a work of artifice – one of the founding themes of Modernist art.
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