"MoMA moment: The Bather" Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Tip by Tijavi


This extraordinary rendition of a classic subject (Google "the bather" and you get loads of links), is considered Paul Cezanne's modern take, in a very Impressionistic way. The unmuscled torso and arms were a major departure from the classical and Renaissance representations of the human body.

Another sign of Cezanne's Impressionist streak was the subtle use, if any, of shadows and blacks. The subject, the bather, is surrounded by an almost empty expanse of landscape with his body seemingly in the same element as its surrounding.

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2011
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