Portrait of Henri Gasquet (c. 1896-1897) by Paul Cezanne

Portrait of Henri Gasquet - Paul Cezanne - c. 1896-1897

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Henri Gasquet
ArtistPaul Cezanne
Datec. 1896-1897
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions22 1/8 x 18 1/2 in. (56.2 x 47 cm)
Current LocationBequest of Marion Koogler McNay

About Portrait of Henri Gasquet

Paul Cezanne’s post-impressionist painting, Portrait Of Henri Gasquet, is a masterpiece executed in oil on canvas. This artwork depicts the sitter, Henri Gasquet, wearing a hat and staring off into the distance. The painting is housed in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio and has been appreciated by art lovers worldwide.

Cezanne’s style of painting focused on portraiture and laid the foundation for the 20th century art world. His emphasis on form over content was revolutionary at the time and inspired future artists to approach art from a new perspective. Portrait Of Henri Gasquet exemplifies his focus on portraiture with its striking contrasts between light and shadow.

The painting has since been reproduced as both hand-painted oil reproductions and canvas prints. Its appeal lies in its simplicity and elegance while subtly conveying emotion through its composition. Looking at this artwork takes you back to an earlier time when fine details mattered most; it reminds us of the beauty that lies in simplicity. Overall, Portrait Of Henri Gasquet remains a testament to Paul Cezanne’s artistic genius and continues to inspire those who lay their eyes upon it today.

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