Cezanne's Large Bathers: Painting Raw Experience
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The Large Bathers by Paul Cezanne is a painting that dawns on you. At first you see the whole: a group of women bathing by a river - a subject that’s anything but original. The canvas is composed in a balanced geometry of triangles: one for the group on the left; one for those on the right; and one comprising them all, bounded by the leaning trees.
But after a minute, you start to notice things…