Monday, February 21, 2011
Pyramid of Skulls
Pyramid of Skulls is an oil on canvas painting done by Paul Cezanne. He started painting it in 1898 and finished it by 1900. As one of the first impressionist painters, paul cezanne creates space and depth using planes of color. In this painting "pyramid of skulls," the colors are not as bright as his other still lifes of fruits in a basket or on a table. although the colors are not the same as his other still lifes, the simplicity remains. Most of his paintings are simple and bland with very few detail. the reason i chose this painting is because it stands out from cezanne's other works. it is based on a model of skulls placed in a studio.