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Throughout his life, Cézanne worked carefully and attentively on his chosen subject matters. Among the series produced by this astonishing artist, there are still-lifes, as well as landscapes of woods and the countryside of France. There is also this unique and fascinating series of paintings and studies that portray men playing cards.
The singularity of these paintings relies not only on the odd style of the brushstrokes, that would bring a new face to the Impressionist movement but also on the subject matter itself.
He paints a peaceful environment, where some quiet men play cards around a table. It’s usually in daylight, and the architectural environment suggests it’s some small town around France’s interiors. The men look like farm workers rather than bohemian artists. Usually, the setting is composed of no more than a back wall and a table.
In this specific painting, only two men are sitting at the table. Other works will eventually show some spectators around the game, but in this case, the men are alone. The setting around them is dark, and some details suggest that they are sitting near some sort of counter. The counter and the walls behind them were painted in dark shades of brown and grey, with only a bit of light getting into this environment.
The man on the left is wearing a dark suit and brown hat. The dark coat contrasts with his white shirt, and he also smokes a white pipe. The man on the right-hand side is wearing a beige jacket and a white shirt, and his hat is smaller and colored with light brown. Both of them have mustaches and have a very serious and concentrated facial expression.
The table, colored on a vibrant tone of ocher, is probably the only bright and colorful object of the piece. The short tablecloth shows part of the wood of the table, and it is colored with a very similar shade of the ocher as the wood.
On top of the table, there is only one element: a dark green bottle of wine. The bottle has one single point of white light, which assigns to the bottle a perfect glass texture.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Cardplayers 4, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Cardplayers 4 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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