The Kiss of the Muse by Cézanne

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Musée Granet
published on 08 March 2022

A c. 1859 painting in oils, The Kiss of the Muse or Dream of the Poet, by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), the French post-impressionist artist. Cézanne's early works show a strong influence from Renaissance art. This example and others have the typical dark background, dramatic poses, and strong contrasting colouring seen in such art. Painted when Cézanne was not yet a full-time artist himself, the subject perhaps is a personal reference to his struggles. (Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence)

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Granet, M. (2022, March 08). The Kiss of the Muse by Cézanne. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15350/the-kiss-of-the-muse-by-cezanne/

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Granet, Musée. "The Kiss of the Muse by Cézanne." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 08, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15350/the-kiss-of-the-muse-by-cezanne/.

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Granet, Musée. "The Kiss of the Muse by Cézanne." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Mar 2022. Web. 24 May 2022.

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